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Suspected drug courier bounces away from cops using trampoline

May 29, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Suspected drug courier bounces away from cops using trampoline

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A suspected drug courier in Cape Town, South Africa, took an actual leap of faith over a wall and using a trampoline to avoid approaching officers on Friday night.

On Sunday, JP Smith, the mayoral committee member for safety, security and social services, told News24 that as police approached the trampoline, they heard a “boing” sound as the man got over the wall and fled, News24 reported.

Smith humorously said cops had pondered whether or not to impound the trampoline which “aided and abetted” in the suspect’s getaway but decided against it.

The incident took place during raids and search warrants were being executed in various areas.

The suspect used this trampoline to evade police

During the bust, authorities discovered tik lollies, mandrax tablets, and dagga which had been ditched.

Smith said there was a suspected drug trafficking operation at the premises where the trampoline was found.

Although no drugs were discovered, he said drug paraphernalia was found.

After officers had heard the “boing” sound, they had tried to see where the suspected drug courier landed.

However, Smith noted that the man might have been hiding in another yard.

At the premises where the suspect had fled, police found a car seat, taken out of a vehicle, in which a drug dealer was seated.

The dealer told police he was giving driving lessons, but it is believed this was the seat from which drug transactions were carried out.

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