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DRUGS VALUED AT R2.1 MILLION SEIZED BY THE NIU: WESTERN CAPE
2021/05/05      |  Written By:  Colonel A Traut   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: The acting provincial commissioner of the Western Cape police, Major General Thembisile Patekile applauded members of the National Intervention Unit for their diligence and efforts in clamping down on the lucrative drug trade in this province. Armed with intelligence, the members swooped on a storage facility in Westlake yesterday where they arrested a 33-year-old suspect from Hanover Park and seized 11214 mandrax tablets and 0.435kg of tik.

Further investigation led the members to a second storage facility in Noordhoek where 17810 mandrax tablets and 2kg tik were confiscated. The combined street value of the drugs is estimated at a significant R2.1 million. The suspect’s vehicle, a VW Polo was also confiscated. Once he has been charged for dealing in drugs, the suspect will make his court appearance in Wynberg. Crimes associated with gangs and violence are high on our priority list and our forces will continue to focus on those responsible for the proliferation thereof.