R600k worth of mandrax recovered, Potchefstroom

South African Police Service

R600k worth of mandrax recovered, Potchefstroom
R600k worth of mandrax recovered, Potchefstroom

The fight against drug trafficking gained success when Potchefstroom Flying Squad members arrested a 32 year old man for dealing in and possession of mandrax tablets on Wednesday, 27 February 2019.

It is alleged that the police were on patrol duties when they spotted a suspicious red Volkswagen Polo Vivo with two occupants at about 11:00. At that time, the vehicle was driving towards a parking lot of a shopping centre on the N12 road.

Allegedly, the driver got out of the vehicle and ran away as the police approached the vehicle for a search. During the search, the police found a big carry bag that was tightly closed with sellotape. The police unwrapped 20 plastic bags that were inside the box and found a total of 2000 mandrax tablets with estimated street value of R600 000-00.

As part of investigation, the police seized the suspects’ vehicle. Investigation into the matter continues and the suspect is expected to appear in the Potchefstroom Magistrates’ Court on 1 March 2019.

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