Drug dealer apprehended in Rydalvale

Security forces in Phoenix apprehended a suspected drug dealer in Rydalvale, last Wednesday. The suspect was found in possession of 1200 capsules of heroin.

Information about a suspicious red Sentra was circulated to all members of a local security company in the area after officers patrolling on Twickenham Place, Westham, found the vehicle to be suspicious.

The vehicle was spotted parked in the Rydalvale area and security vehicles were dispatched to the scene where the Sentra tried to flee with his lights off.

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The security vehicles were eventually able to box in the driver and he was apprehended.

The driver and the vehicle were searched which led to the discovery of a small packet containing 1290 blue and white capsules of heroin in the cubby of the vehicle, together with R635,50 in cash wrapped in a black plastic packet.

The suspect was handed over to Phoenix SAPS for further investigation.

Communications officer of Phoenix SAPS, Cpt Louise Naidoo, said, “The drugs found were valued at R25, 800. The suspect was arrested and detained for possession of heroin and appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Friday.”

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Avinash Singh

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