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