Bethelsdorp woman busted with nearly R100 000 worth of mandrax

JUNE 10, 2016

A 40 year-old woman from Bethelsdorp, Port Elizabeth, is expected in court soon after she was arrested on Thursday night by Operation Lockdown police officers after she was found with 1 950 mandrax tablets, worth R97 500 on the street, and a large amount of cash.

"Good community policing includes eradicating the sale of drugs as well as arresting and charging major drug lords. The SAPS is committed to closing all avenues for drug dealers and syndicates," described police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

According to the Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie, the SAPS continues on its mission to root out the illicit trade of drugs in the Northern Areas of  Port Elizabeth. 

"We will ensure that these criminals have no safe havens. We call on communities to continue providing tip offs to the police in order to make their neighbourhoods safer," Major General Rabie said .