Members of the East London Tactical Response Team (TRT) in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, have detained a 29-year-old Nigerian man and his girlfriend after allegedly finding dr¥gs in their possession.
According to a statement released on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, by Captain Yolisa Mgolodela, Promise Uchechukwu and his 27-year-old girlfriend, Anihle Sikade, were detained on Saturday, March 18, 2023, on the advice of the provincial director of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks).
“It is alleged that on March 18, members attached to TRT discovered a large quantity of dr¥gs, ammunition and firearms while searching a house in the Cuba administrative area in Butterworth. They arrested one suspect.
On the same day, they received further information that the dr¥g dealer from East London who supplied the suspects with dr¥gs was on his way to Butterworth for another delivery.
The members had a description of the vehicle which is normally used to deliver the dr¥gs and kept observation on the N2 near Komga when they noticed the suspicious vehicle.
Upon searching the vehicle, five packets of tik were found hidden under the passenger seat.
The driver and his girlfriend were arrested for dealing in dr¥gs. Five 100g packets of tik to the street value of R75 000 and a Ford Ecosport worth R80 000 were seized during the arrest,” Mgolodela said.