Drugs off the street



October 24, 2016
Drugs off the street


SAPS had a good weekend after more than R5m worth of drugs was confiscated in three separate incidents.

Cops have busted eight people and confiscated drugs worth millions of rands in three separate incidents across the Cape this weekend.

In the first incident on Friday, the Hawks nabbed five people aged between 19 and 52 after being found in possession of drugs worth R4.3 million.

Hawks spokesman Lloyd Ramovha said the suspects were travelling to Mitchells Plain in a Toyota Fortuner towing a Corsa bakkie on a trailer.

“The resultant search of the vehicles led to the seizing of over 100 000 tablets and 1kg of heroin concealed in apparent false compartments of the Corsa,” he said.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Grabouw Magistrates’ Court today to face charges related to drug trafficking.

TOWED: Drugs found in vehicles near Mitchells Plain

In another incident on Friday night, a man and a woman, both aged 21, were arrested when Mandrax tablets with a street value of R900 000 were found in their possession in Mandalay.

Police spokeswoman Noloyiso Rwexana said the pair were found trying to hide the drugs in a property in Wessel Street.

“(Police) entered the premises and noticed a male throwing a bag into a kennel.”

She says the plastic bags contained Mandrax tablets.

“Upon searching the premises, the members recovered bags containing thousands of Mandrax tablets in a BMW that was parked in the garage. The suspects will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court (today) on drug dealing charges,” she said.

And on Saturday, police in Hout Bay arrested a 45-year old Hangberg man for drug possession after 194 packets of tik and 100 Mandax tablets were found hidden in his kitchen. Rwexana said the drugs were valued at a “substantial” amount.”

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