A 32-year-old man was arrested for alleged drug dealing and possession of drugs in Nkanini informal settlement in Khayelitsha yesterday.
Metro police officers, who were on patrol in the area, saw a man leaving a known drug outlet.
They approached him, but he ran off and disappeared between the shacks.
The officers then turned their attention to the outlet, a fruit stand, and started searching it.
Metro police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons, said: “They found 78 sachets of Swazi dagga, 12 sachets of tik, a scale and just short of R3 000 in cash in a back room.”
The owner was taken to Harare police station and detained for further investigation.