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Anti-Gang Unit arrests woman with schedule 5 tablets: Port Elizabeth

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

PORT ELIZABETH - A 40-year-old Bethelsdorp woman was arrested this morning by members of the Anti-Gang Unit and detained for dealing in Schedule 5 tablets.

At about 10:00, police followed up on information received that a house in Bowkers Street was selling Schedule 5 tablets to the community without a prescription. A search warrant was executed and police confiscated a sealed bottle containing 1000 Stilpane tablets, a sealed container containing 100 Purata tablets, 20 loose Stilpane, 10 Purata and 4 Brazepam tablets. The estimated street value of the tablets is R 1 100-00. A cellphone belonging to the woman was also confiscated.

The woman will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 19 January 2021.

Police are warning people that Schedule 5 tablets, as the ones that were seized, must require a prescription from a medical practitioner and cannot be bought from any individual who is not a doctor.



Colonel Priscilla Naidu

071 362 8726



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