R2.8 million worth of mandrax recovered, Worcester

South African Police Service

R2.8 million worth of mandrax recovered, Worcester
R2.8 million worth of mandrax recovered, Worcester

A suspected drug trafficker was on Tuesday, 6 December 2022, arrested on R60 road between Robertson and Worcester after being found in possession of drugs worth R2.8 million.

The 37-year-old suspect was nabbed following a multidisciplinary operation led by the Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau team based in Bellville together with Western Cape Crime Intelligence’s Counter Narcotics and Gangs as well as K9 unit from Breederivier.

The team acted on intelligence information of a suspect who was travelling from Gauteng to Cape Town with a vehicle loaded with mandrax tablets.

The Hawks’ team spotted the vehicle matching the description and with the assistance of K9 it was stopped and the joint police team requested a search.

Upon conducting the search, mandrax tablets were found hidden in a false compartment inside the vehicle. The suspect was immediately arrested and the drugs were seized for further investigation.

The suspect will appear in the Worcester Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 8 December 2022 facing a charge of dealing in drugs.

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