A 48-year-old security guard has been arrested after he was caught selling drugs at a lodge in Boksburg on the East Rand.
Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said: “Metro police officers were acting on information provided by the concerned members of the community around the lodge.”
The man was arrested on Thursday last week, Boksburg Advertiser reported.
“It emerged that the security guard, a Malawian national, was selling the drugs on behalf of a Nigerian man who the metro police are searching for and hoping to make an arrest soon.
“The man was found in possession of 12 small bags of Cat and five containing cocaine estimated to be valued at R5 000,” added Kgasago.
The security guard was charged at the Boksburg police station with possession of and suspected dealing in illicit substances.
In a separate incident, a Nigerian national was arrested after he sold drugs to undercover police, in August.
Police received a tip-off about a plan to transport the drugs to Mauritius, said Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Robert Netshiunda.
“A sting operation was conducted after information was received that the Nigerian national had arranged for a mule to transport drugs to a destination in Mauritius. The man was arrested after he handed a laptop with 2kg of cocaine hidden in the lining of the bag to an undercover cop in Johannesburg,” he said.
“The suspect’s vehicle was also seized during the arrest.”
– Caxton News Service