Members of the EMPD Tracing Unit arrested a Nigerian man in Kempton Park, South Africa, found in possession of R300,000 worth of drug cat, on Thursday April 21.
The 46-year-old Nigerian man was found packaging the drugs in his room at Aston Place flats in Kempton Park in Ekurhuleni. According to EMPD spokesman Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago, they had acted on a tip- off.
"We received reliable information about a drug dealer operating from a flat in Long Street. The EMPD Drug Enforcement Unit acted on that information. It resulted in the arrest of a man found in possession of the drug cat estimated to be worth about R300 000 on the streets." Kgasago added that this was part of the EMPD operation called Bumper to Bumper.
"Surveillance of the suspect was carried out over a period of three days. The opportune time to pounce on the drug dealer presented itself on Thursday. The man was found in his room unpacking a huge quantity of the illicit substance that was mostly in block form," said Kgasago
The Nigerian man was arrested and charged with dealing in illicit substances and is expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court soon.