Crystal meth worth R500k found in Tembisa taxi

Passengers wait outside while their taxi is being searched. Photograph: Fidelity ADT

Passengers wait outside while their taxi is being searched. Photograph: Fidelity ADT

A female suspect was found with the two firearms and two bags of crystal meth.

Two firearms and two bags of crystal meth had been found and confiscated following a special stop-and-search operation in Edenvale on Wednesday morning, reports Tembisan.

Drugs and two firearms were found in a taxi searched in Edenvale. Photograph: Fidelity ADT

Renee Basson, community development manager for Fidelity ADT, said Fidelity’s Specialised Response Unit joined forces with Edenvale SAPS and JMPD for the stop-and-search roadblock in and around Van Riebeeck Road in Edenvale.

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A taxi travelling from Tembisa to Johannesburg with passengers was stopped and subsequently searched. A female suspect was found with two firearms and two bags of crystal meth worth about R500,000.

One of the guns found in the taxi. Photograph: Fidelity ADT

She was apprehended and arrested by Edenvale SAPS. Five further arrests of illegal immigrants without documents were also made.

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