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Tip-off leads to R200k heroin, ammo bust

A Hanover Park man was arrested in Athen Walk after a tip-off from the community.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in Hanover Park for the possession of heroin worth nearly R200,000 and ammunition. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - A 20-year-old man has been arrested in Hanover Park for the possession of heroin worth nearly R200,000 and ammunition.

Members of the Metro Police's Gang and Drug Task Team made the arrest in Athen Walk on Monday following a tip off from the community.

The suspect faces charges of dealing in drugs and the illegal possession of ammunition.

The City's JP Smith says, "When police searched a pigeon cage on the property, they found packets of heroin with an estimated street value of R175,000 and also live rounds of ammunition. I want to really commend our members for their swift action after receiving the tip-off."