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PROV­INCE Three hun­dred man­drax tablets, con­cealed in a ce­real box, have been dis­cov­ered at a road­block in the North­ern Cape.

While con­duct­ing a “Safer Fes­tive Sea­son” road­block on the N14 be­tween Uping­ton and Oli­fantshoek this week, po­lice from the ZF Mg­cawu Clus­ter stopped a Quan­tum taxi.

The road­block was con­ducted by var­i­ous SAPS units in­clud­ing POPS, Vis­pol, De­tec­tives, VCIU, Stock Theft, K9 and mem­bers from Im­mi­gra­tion.

The po­lice stopped the Quan­tum taxi and searched all the pas­sen­gers who were trav­el­ing from Oli­fantshoek to Uping­ton.

While search­ing the pas­sen­gers, mem­bers found 25 bags of dagga, with an es­ti­mated street value of R25 000 in a bag, as well as 300 man­drax tablets, with an es­ti­mated street value of R30 000 con­cealed in a Corn Flakes box.

A 46-year-old male pas­sen­ger was ar­rested and the Uping­ton po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of deal­ing in drugs. The sus­pect is ex­pected to ap­pear in the Uping­ton Mag­is­trate’s court soon. HARTSWATER The Hartswater po­lice have re­quested the as­sis­tance of mem­bers of the pub­lic in trac­ing a sus­pect who al­legedly raped a 41-year-old woman in Barkly West.

Ac­cord­ing to the Fam­ily Vi­o­lence, Child Pro­tec­tion

CON­FIS­CATED: Pic­ture: SAPS

Mem­bers of the South African Po­lice Ser­vice are seen here with con­fis­cated dagga and man­drax.

WANTED: SAPS

Po­lice in Hartswater are ap­peal­ing to mem­bers of the pub­lic who may have seen this sus­pect to con­tact the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer, Detective Sergeant Dastile on 084 550 2431 or 053 456 5202 dur­ing of­fice hours.Pic­ture:

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