Drugs worth R750 000 confiscated in Beaufort West

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Two suspects were arrested for the possession of drugs with an estimated value of R750,000 in Beaufort West on Tuesday, police reported.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie said: “Members were busy with routine vehicle checks when they pulled over a passenger bus that was en-route to George from Johannesburg in Donkin Street, Beaufort-West at approximately 04:45 this morning. (Tuesday, 19 May 2015). During the search that ensued, they found a sports bag in the luggage compartment that contained fifteen (15) packets of Tik and five bags filled with Mandrax tablets.”

The drugs, including 1.5kg of tik and 5,000 Mandrax tablets, were confiscated and were scheduled to be sent to the police’s science laboratory for analyses.

“The two suspects, a 36-years old Nigerian national and his 17-years old South African female accomplice are scheduled to appear in the Beaufort -West magistrates’ court tomorrow (Wednesday) for the illegal Dealing/Possession of drugs (Tik and Mandrax).”

Both were currently being detained at the Beaufort-West police holding cells pending their first court appearance.

Acting Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Maj Genl Thembisile Patekile said: “Provincial management has put a stern warning to potential drug pedlars to refrain from transporting these drugs as they will be caught and brought to justice as these arrests is testimony of.”

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