WESTERN CAPE – Crime Combatting operations aimed at eradicating drug trafficking along major entry and exit routes of the Western Cape once again yielded positive results when vigilant members of the Provincial Traffic Department confiscated and handed over drugs with an estimated street value of more than R2.07million to our Provincial Organised Crime Investigation’s Narcotics Section based in Beaufort West last night, Sunday, 31 November 2021.
The vigilant traffic officials were strategically deployed near Laingsburg on the N1 when they stopped a suspicious truck travelling towards Cape Town at about 23:00 last night. They commenced with a search of the truck and discovered two bags of Dagga weighing about 60.2kg as well as 39 000 Mandrax Tablets that were concealed in plastic bags. The estimated street value of the find that is suspected to be destined for distribution in the province, is about R2.07million.
Subsequent to the find that was confiscated as evidence, members arrested the 53-year-old driver of the truck who faces a charge of Dealing in Drugs. He is scheduled to appear in the Laingsburg magistrates’ court on Wednesday, 03 November 2021.
Western Cape police management applauded the members for their vigilance and commitment to eradicate drug trafficking as well as their efforts to remove drugs from the streets. This arrest and confiscation will hopefully serve as a deterrent for drug peddlers that seek to transport drugs into this province. These perpetrators will be pursued and they will face the full might of the law when arrested.
Source: South African Police Service