A 34-year-old man, who was nabbed with cocaine and heroin with a street value of R20 000, was arrested for allegedly trying to bribe police.

Captain Nqobile Gwala, KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson said police officers were patrolling the Tongaat taxi rank on Tuesday when they noticed a man behaving suspiciously.

“When the police approached him, he panicked and proceeded to walk away. The police officers hastily stopped the man and, upon searching him, they found a packet that contained 49 blue and white capsules suspected to be heroin.”

Gwala said police proceeded to the suspect’s house at Siterams in Emona and found more drugs.

“Police found 334 blue and white capsules of heroin, 40 pieces of a solid white substance suspected to be rock cocaine and 90 glass pipes used to smoke rock cocaine.

“The suspect offered the police officers R1 000 in exchange for his freedom, but the police officers stood their ground. They seized the cash and further charged him for bribery.”

Gwala also said that when the police officers were escorting the suspect to the police van, he became aggressive and resisted being handcuffed.

“He was placed under arrest for possession of drugs, resisting arrest and bribery.”