Informal shelter removal turns into drug bust in Cape Town CBDPosted by On

Law enforcement stopped a Tanzanian man from setting up an informal shelter and subsequently found large quantities of drugs in his possession.

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According to Alderman JP Smith, Cape Town’s Mayco member for safety and security, camera operators observed someone attempting to set up a new shelter in the CBD near the recently cleaned area of the castle.

Law enforcement officers intervened and noticed a startled individual hastily attempting to leave the scene.

Upon questioning, they found 24 units of heroin, eight mandrax tablets and three bags of tik in his possession.

The suspect, a Tanzanian foreign national, was arrested and handed over to Cape Town Central SAPS.

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