Metro police canines sniff out drugs

A stash of drugs confiscated at Parksig Villas in Bellville on Sunday June 30.
A tip-off resulted in the confiscation of a stash of drugs, worth over R55 000, at Parksig Villas in Bellville yesterday.

The Metro police canine unit followed up on information about drug dealing at the building.

The unit scanned the area around the property and found drugs hidden under vehicles parked outside. 

The dogs also positively indicated a second spot where drugs were hidden underground.

The dogs’ handlers recovered 298 bankies of dagga, 32 dagga cigarettes, 13 mandrax tablets, 202 88 grams of tik and 1 829 grams of cocaine.

All of the confiscated drugs was booked in at Bellville police station as abandoned.

Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, said: “Parksig Villas has long been a concern, which is why our staff keep returning to the location to conduct search operations. For K9 Savage, it is a happy hunting ground, because it is the third discovery that he has been involved in over the past six weeks, including finding a stash hidden in a tree outside the building in mid-May.”