R600k worth of mandrax recovered, Potchefstroom

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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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