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2023/02/16      |  Written By:  Colonel A Traut   |   Province:  Northern Cape

WESTERN CAPE: 16 FEBRUARY 2023- Efforts to eradicate the influx of drugs to the Western Cape proved fruitful yesterday when two suspects were arrested during separate interventions by SAPS in the Central Karoo.

In Prince Albert Flying Squad members were conducting a road block in Prince Albert Road when a vehicle with a trailer was stopped and searched. The search led to the discovery of approximately 6.5 kg of dagga with an estimated value of R520 000-00, and the subsequent arrest of a 24 year old suspect. Once charged, the suspect is scheduled to make his court appearance in Prince Albert.

In another vehicle check point held by K9 unit members in Beaufort West, a long distance bus was searched which resulted in the arrest of a 27 year old passenger who had 2233 mandrax tablets and 315 grams of tik valued at about R221 000-00 in his possession. He is expected to make his court appearance in Beaufort West once he has been charged.