Western Cape: Partnership policing stopped a man in his tracks and dealt massive blow to the drug trade in the Western Cape. Yesterday (2019-01-17) Provincial traffic stopped a vehicle during a routine stop and search and took it to Klawer SAPS when they discovered that there was a problem with the vehicle's documentation. A case of Fraud was opened and a suspect was arrested.
Today (2019-01-18) police from Klawer SAPS checked the details of the suspect and saw that he was an active criminal in several serious offences. The members conducted a search on the vehicle, a VW delivery vehicle. Members from K9 Unit assisted in the search and a total of 111 000 Mandrax tablets were found hidden underneath the vehicle. The estimated street value of the drugs is R5.5 million.
A 33-year-old man will appear in court on Monday, 2019-01-21 on charges of Fraud and Dealing in drugs.
The Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised the members for conducting a thorough search and prevent drugs from getting to the streets.
Source: South African Police Service