High speed chase, tip-ff lead to drug arrests in Brackenfell

A Kuils River man and two men from Burgundy Estate, Parow were arrested last week on drug-dealing charges.

On Tuesday November 5, Warrant Officer Terence Nortje and Sergeant Kobus Grobler of Brackenfell police were tipped off about a man selling drugs at the Brackenfell railway station.

According to police spokeswoman Captain Erica Crous, the police notified the Flying Squad and security companies to block off possible exit routes.

“When they stopped the suspect, who was driving a Hyundai Atos, he sped away from police and a chase ensued. The vehicle was successfully pulled off on the corner of Kruis and Kruin roads, Protea Heights and the suspect was arrested after tik and cash were found on him.”

The 40-year-old Kuils River man was also charged with reckless and negligent driving.

In a separate incident, on Wednesday November 6, Warrant Officer Nortje and Sergeant Grobler got another tip-off about drugs being sold at the Vredekloof Centre in Brackenfell.

Captain Crous said two suspects, aged 25 and 27, were caught in a silver Volkswagen Jetta in the Vredekloof Centre parking lot.

“This specific vehicle was spotted previously by members of the public at various locations in Brackenfell allegedly selling drugs.

“Upon searching the vehicle members found 20 packets of cocaine, nine packets of cat with the estimated street value of R8700 and a small amount of dagga.

“A large amount of cash was also found. Dangerous weapons were also found in their possession,” she said.