14 Mar 2018 17:48 -
K9 Unit dog sniffs out dagga parcel at Port Elizabeth Airport
The cooperation and joint action between policing units and other government departments resulted in the arrest of a man (37) and a woman (39) at a house in Beverly Grove.
On Monday, 12 March 2018 during a routine inspection at the PE Airport, the K9 unit and customs officials intercepted a parcel after the narcotic dog responded positively to it.
On further investigation, the parcel was tracked to the courier company and CCTV footage revealed a registration number of the vehicle. The number was traced and on Wednesday, 14 March 2018, a search warrant was executed at a house in Beverley Grove. A couple was arrested and detained on charges of cultivation and dealing in dagga.
On searching the house police discovered a fully operational hydroponic laboratory. Both suspects will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 15 March 2018. The estimated value of the drugs is R500 000. Two vehicles, a Colt 4x4, a Honda Jazz , a small boat and trailer was also seized.
The Acting Cluster Commander for Mount Road Cluster, Brig Andrew Louw has praised the actions of the arresting officers. ‘These members were off duty and on rest days but followed through on the entire investigation. We will not tolerate the trafficking of drugs on our watch and send out a stern warning to drug pedlars that they will be arrested and prosecuted,' added Brig Louw.