Police make Fisantekraal drug busts

The cash and drugs Durbanville police found in a Fisantekraal squatter on Thursday September 2.

Police have been cracking down on drug-related offences in Fisantekraal.

Officers acting on a tip-off seized nine bankies of tik, 23 mandrax half tablets, 12 bankies of dagga and R440 in cash in a shack inside a squatter camp in Fisantekraal after they received a tip-off on Thursday September 2, according to Durbanville police spokesman Captain Marchell Rhode.

When they searched the same squatter camp the following day, they arrested two men, aged 25 and 29, on charges related to drug dealing and possession and dealing in liquor.

“They confiscated 27 bankies of dagga, 59 bankies of tik, 32 quarter mandrax tablets, 8 half mandrax tablets and one whole mandrax tablet,” Captain Rhode said.

Officers also found 208 bottles of beer and R1 743 in cash. The men appeared in Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Monday September 6.

On Tuesday August 3, police arrested a 44-year-old man for possession of drugs and dealing in liquor after a search of his Naartjie Street house in Fisantekraal turned up seven mandrax tablets and 81 Carling Black Label beers.

Meanwhile, police are investigating two killings in Fisantekraal, that happened on Saturday August 28.

A 17-year-old youth was fatally stabbed after being chased by suspects at a farm in Klipheuwel Road, Fisantekraal, at 3.50pm.

“The victim was stabbed in his neck, at his guardian’s house, and then ran to the farm’s gate. He was transported to Kraaifontein day hospital, where he died,” said Captain Rhode.

A 34-year-old man was stabbed several times in a Fisantekraal squatter camp, at 8pm. He ran into a tavern where he collapsed and died later in Kraaifontein day hospital.

Anyone with information can contact Captain Rhode at 079 894 1333.