Police make drug bust at Hout Bay home

Hout Bay police seized dagga and tik from an Albert Road property on Sunday.

Two suspected drug dealers were arrested in Hout Bay at the weekend.

Officers were following up a noise complaint at the Albert Road address, on Sunday, at 3pm, when they found dagga and tik and more than R50 000 in cash, said Hout Bay police spokeswoman Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch.

Police found 36 loose dagga joints, 15 cigarette boxes of dagga joints, bags of dagga, two bottles filled with dagga, dagga powder, seven parcels of dagga and seven 1-gram packets of tik.

A man and a woman in their 30s were arrested on drug-dealing charges, said Captain Lesch.

Hout Bay Community Police Forum chairman Anthony Chemaly, said Hout Bay police station was “severely short staffed” and needed at least 20 to 30 more officers.

“This resource issue is continually flagged to provincial command, but we are very far back in a long queue as provincial considers Hout Bay to have a very low crime rate compared to other areas,” he said.

“We need more members at Hout Bay SAPS to just be at a standard staffing level and that is way below the actual requirements for a population the size of ours.”