Western Cape police recover over R5m worth of drugs in operations

Police in the Western Cape have actually handled to recuperate an overall of 41 000 mandrax tablets with an enormous street worth of over R2 million, leading to the arrest of a 33- year-old female.

According to a cops report, the drugs were recuperated throughout a stop and search on the N7 Klawer weighbridge.

Police representative, Captain FC van Wyk, stated cops authorities connected to the West Coast District, Provincial Operational Command Centre and Provincial Traffic Unit carried out a stop and search operation on Wednesday, 26 April 2023, and throughout this time, they discovered a suspicious looking lorry driving past.

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Van Wyk stated that the officers stopped the car and informed the female chauffeur that they were going to browse it.

” It was then that they found packs of nicely packaged mandrax tablets. He verified that there were around 41 000 specific tablets in packs, in completely.”

He stated that the projected street worth on the drugs is around R2 050000

” The chauffeur, a 33- year-old woman, was apprehended and apprehended. She is because of appear in the Klawer Magistrate’s Court on a charge of handling drugs,” he stated.

hotel space raid

Captain van Wyk likewise informed of a 2nd event happening on the very same day, where members of Table View Saps got a tip-off about a foreign nationwide who was presumably reserved in a hotel space on Marine Drive in Table View, believed to be a drug carrier.

Acting on this details, Saps robbed the space, just to discover it empty.

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” However, upon browsing the space, the cops found 13 containers, weighing an overall of 13 kg, filled with tik. The projected street worth of the taken drugs is R3.2 million,” he stated.

He validated that all the tik was taken and has actually been reserved in as proof. The matter has actually now been turned over to the Hawks, who are presently examining the occurrence.


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