Three alleged drug merts were busted with mandrax and tik worth R2.5 million after wakker cops spotted them behaving suspiciously at a local scrapyard.
Law Enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason says the three men from Mfuleni and Blue Downs gave their own game away when they arrived at a scrapyard during an inspection.
“Due to ongoing metal theft across the city, our Metal Theft Unit conducts inspections at scrapyards every day to see where the items are being sold.
“On Friday morning shortly after 9am the team was at a scrapyard in Kraaifontein and while checking for illegally obtained metal they saw a blue Toyota Etios driving slowly past them, but they left the scrapyard after they saw the officers who became suspicious and decided to follow them,” says Dyason.
Dyason says they stopped the vehicle on Maroela Road where they discovered the drugs in a plastic sakkie.
“The drugs were not concealed or hidden in the car. They had the drugs in a plastic bag and when officers opened the bag they found 174 mandrax pills and five plastic containers filled with tik weighing over 5kg.
“The drugs had not yet been packaged and it is unclear where they were taking the drugs.
“The suspects, aged 30, 35 and 40, were arrested and taken to Kraaifontein Police Station where they were charged with drug dealing.”
Dyason says they applauded the officers for their good work in arresting the merts.
“It was an excellent arrest and their proactiveness resulted in a large amount of drugs being taken off the streets.”