04-26 at 22:40, members from SAPS Cape Town International Airport, were on patrol in Freedom Farm Informal settlement where they noticed a suspicious vehicle roaming in the area.
They followed the vehicle and when the occupant (suspect) noticed the police vehicle following him, he stopped it and attempted to run away. The suspect was apprehended and when the vehicle was searched members discovered 16 bags of dagga and an illegal firearm which they seized, together with the Mercedes Benz Vito in which it was transported.
The value of the dagga was estimated at approximately R262 000.00.
They arrested the 34-year-old male who is currently in custody and is due to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court tomorrow (Wednesday 2015-04-29) on charges of dealing in drugs and the illegal possession of a firearm.
Source : South African Police Service