Above: Marijuana is one of the drugs that was found in Klapmuts.

A suspect was arrested on Tuesday night, 13 October, after a joint raid was carried out by members of the police and a local armed response company.

“Klapmuts SAPS requested our assistance in the execution of a search warrant, and we were happy to cooperate. This is the third time we have been able to assist them this year in executing warrants,” says Verena Hulme, Cape Town North district manager at Fidelity ADT.

A house at the Klapmuts informal settlement was raided around 10pm, which led to the discovery of 11g of tik, 26 quarter mandrax tablets, 1 full mandrax tablet, 6 half mandrax tablets, and 19 dagga stoppe. The occupant of the house was arrested, and he has been charged with possession of drugs as well as with the intent to sell narcotics.

Meanwhile, another separate arrest was being carried out at around the same time – this time, in Stellenbosch itself.

“One of our armed response officers was on patrol along Bird Street when he encountered unidentified suspects packing bricks into a wheelbarrow outside a block of flats. The building was being renovated, and our officer suspected that the bricks might be in the process of being stolen,” says Hulme.

The group of men were questioned, and they were unable to give a plausible reason as to why they were trying to remove the bricks. They were apprehended and handed over into police custody, on a charge of theft.
 – Fidelity ADT