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Cape Town N1 speed chase and shootout leads to arrest of suspected drug dealer

"Following a high-speed pursuit in the opposite direction on the N1 freeway, the suspect was arrested on a charge of attempted murder. During his arrest he sustained a gunshot wound for which he was treated,"

A dramatic car chase and shootout took place on the N1 at the Brighton turnoff in Kraaifontein this afternoon.

The incident led to the arrest of a 59-year-old suspected drug dealer and left both lanes of the busy stretch of highway closed in Cape Town.

According to police spokesperson Lt-Col Andrè Traut, police received information about a possible drug deal in the area.

They pursued a 59-year-old man who “fled in his VW Polo when he became aware of police presence”.

“Following a high-speed pursuit in the opposite direction on the N1 freeway, the suspect was arrested on a charge of attempted murder. During his arrest he sustained a gunshot wound for which he was treated,” said Traut.

There were fatalities following the operation according to Traut.

More: timeslive

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