Drug bust

■ Table View police officers simply followed their noses to sniff out a Site 5 drug den last week. The officers were patrolling the neighbourhood on Friday night February 17 when they smelt dagga, according to Table View police spokeswoman Captain Adriana Chandler. They followed the scent trail to a nearby shack where they recognised one of the occupants, a nervous-looking man, as someone they had nabbed previously on a dagga possession charge. The officers found a plastic bag of mandrax tablets – some whole and some quartered in the man’s shack. They also found a lot of dagga wrapped in newspaper as well some in small plastic bags. The officers arrested the man. The 40 year-old-suspect was due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday February 20. The illegal substances that were confiscated, sealed in exhibit bags.