Cape Town man arrested, tick worth R500 000 seized

One man was arrested and confiscated R500 000 after a robbery on a house in the Mitchells Plain area, the Western Cape Police said on Saturday.

The police followed the information they received about drugs that were sold in a house in Hercules Street, Woodlands in Mitchells Plain, said Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana.

"Upon their arrival, the police conducted a search and found two bags of 2.1 kg ticks, with an estimated street value of R500,000," she said.

A man, 43 years old, was arrested.

He would soon appear on charges of drug possession in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court.

Earlier in August, the police arrested a family of ten for the trafficking and possession of drugs in Manenberg.

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A 49-year-old mother, along with her children and five other family members, between 18 and 26 years old, was arrested in the residence in Cathkin Close, Heideveld.

After having searched the house, the police confiscated a 9mm firearm, 497 units of tick, four packages of uncut ticks worth R30,000, and R24 800 in cash.

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