R10 million worth of mandrax recovered, Witbank

South African Police Service

R10 million worth of mandrax recovered, Witbank
R10 million worth of mandrax recovered, Witbank

Themba Mbatha (52) was remanded in custody by the Witbank Magistrate Court on Thursday 12 March 2020, following his arrest last week Wednesday along the N4 next to Witbank. Mbatha was arrested by members of Middelburg Flying Squad, Middelburg Serious Organised Crime Investigation and Witbank SAPS.

Information was received about a Silver Mercedes Benz which was transporting drugs (Mandrax) from Komatipoort to Johannesburg.

An Intelligence driven operation was conducted and the vehicle was spotted and stopped.

Upon the search, drugs to the value of R10 million was found hidden in the boot of the vehicle and the driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged for contravening Drugs and drug Trafficking Act 140 of 1992 section 4.

The suspect appeared in Witbank Magistrate Court on 5 March and 12 March 2020 respectively, and he was remanded in custody on both occasions.

His case has been postponed to 18 March 2020 for formal bail application.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service