Cape Town – Moorreesburg police have seized drugs with an approximate value of R520 000 following a tip-off received by the Hawks.
A 37-year-old man who is on bail for another drug-related charge was arrested on Friday morning for transporting drugs, police confirmed.
He is expected to appear at the Moorreesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau with Crime Intelligence Counter Narcotics conducted an operation after receiving information of a bakkie that was transporting drugs, said police spokesperson Warrant Officer Bonnie Nxumalo in a statement.
“A Chevrolet utility bakkie was intercepted on the N7 highway in Moorreesburg with the assistance of Vredenburg Traffic officials,”
#sapsWC A 37yr-old man is in police custody after he was arrested in the early hours of this morning 17/2/23 for drug trafficking on the N7 highway in Mooreesburg. He will appear in the Mooreesburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 20 February 2023. #Hawks TMhttps://t.co/30EMxN8CoP pic.twitter.com/bYzHfPaZZu
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) February 17, 2023
“The vehicle was searched and 13 000 mandrax tablets were found concealed on the side compartments and in the speakers of the sound system. The value of the drugs is approximately R520 000,” Nxumalo said.
The suspect was apprehended and charged with drug dealing as well as contravening the Drug and Drug Trafficking Act, said Nxumalo.
She added that the same suspect was granted R50 000 bail on another matter where he was found in possession of 70 000 mandrax tablets in Worcester in December last year.
He will return to the Worcester Magistrate’s Court on 23 March, said Nxumalo.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe