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CT cops to crack down on drug trade

The city's metro police say they will be out in full force this festive season.

FILE: Police search the area of flats controlled by the Mongrels gang in Ottery for guns and drugs on in May 2015. Picture: Thomas Holders/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The city's metro police force says it will be out in full force to crack down on the drug trade this festive season.

A man was arrested in Pinelands earlier this week after officials found tik worth half a million rand at his home.

His brother was apprehended on the same day when officers found drugs in his possession in Strand

Metro cops also discovered an undisclosed amount of drugs buried in the backyard of a house in Parkwood yesterday

"Aside from the all festive season work, we are also able to sustain all these other enforcement activities so that we can honour our pledge to help keep the Cape Flats and gang activity in those hotspots quiet," says the municipality's JP Smith.