KZN police arrest 2 for Mandrax possession

Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

Police in KwaZulu-Natal have arrested two men who were found in possession of 300 Mandrax tablets worth R21,000 in Umzinto, police reported on Wednesday.

Provincial police spokesperson Jay Naicker said Azaad Sheik, 30, and Iqbal Mohomed Sheik, 38, of Gandhinagar Township in Umzinto were arrested for dealing in drugs at 11pm on Tuesday.

Naicker said: “Constables Samu Armstrong Ndovela and Bongani Chiliza of the Port Shepstone Tactical Response Team (TRT) were performing duties in the Umzinto area when they observed a white VW Polo driving towards Riverside Park. The two occupants behaved suspiciously so the policemen pulled them over at Riverside Park and searched the vehicle. They found 300 mandrax tablets in the vehicle and arrested both occupants.”

The men appeared in the Umzinto Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where the case was remanded. The accused were released on bail of R1,000 each while the drugs were to be forwarded to the police forensic science laboratory for analysis.

Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said: “These members have shown that vigilance pays off. I urge them to continue with the good work and clean up our streets and rid our communities of drug peddlers. The community of Umzinto can expect more combined drug raids and crime prevention operations in the area by the local police and Port Shepstone TRT.”


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