Inspection of broken tail light leads to discovery of drugs

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The City’s Metro Police discovered a man to be in possession of various drugs after inspecting his broken tail light during their patrols in Bothasig on Thursday night.

Spokesperson Ruth Solomons says that the Metro Police’s K9 unit was patrolling around the area around 21:00 when they saw a white Honda vehicle.

They proceeded to pull the driver over after they noticed the broken light. Officers then requested permission to search the vehicle.

“K9 Maximus soon gave a positive indication for drugs in the vicinity of the driver’s air vent and his handler then found a pencil bag containing various quantities of drugs in the vehicle’s fuse panel,” Solomons says.

Bankies of various drugs including dagga, unga, tik, mandrax, rocks and cocaine were found. The street value of the drugs is estimated at R10 000. Nearly four thousand Rand in cash was also found in the pencil bag.

The 34-year-old man was arrested and detained at the Bothasig SAPS station.