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Hero sniffer dog leads cops to R1m drug bust in Somerset West

The hero of the story was a Metro Police sniffer dog who alerted officers to parcels of drugs in a courier vehicle at a routine traffic stop in the area.

Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - Somerset West police are celebrating R1 million drug bust.

The hero of the story was a Metro Police sniffer dog who alerted officers to parcels of drugs in a courier vehicle at a routine traffic stop in the area.

That led police to a suburban home, where they found 24 jars of magic mushrooms, dagga and syringes among other items.

Metro Police spokesperson Ruth Solomons said: “Three suspects were arrested. Two males, aged 22 and 56, and a female, aged 57, was detained on charges on dealing in drugs, possession of drugs and cultivating illegal substances.”

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