Ten suspects aged between 26 and 50 years old were arrested and charged with drug dealing and trafficking after illicit drugs worth about R80 000 were found at Umfolozi flats at Waterval, Sophiatown, in Johannesburg, police said on Tuesday.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Julia Claassen said the suspects were arrested during an operation with the Johannesburg Flying Squad, K9 Unit and Sophiatown Reservists.
“They searched the flat and recovered a locked money box containing R21 070 40 cash, Mandrax tablets, crystal meth and rock cocaine with a street value of approximately R80 000 and six cellphones,” Claassen said.
The suspects will appear in the Newlands Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
Sophiatown police management thanked the community for providing them with information that led to the bust.