Despatch drug dealer expected in court today

AUGUST 11, 2015

A 56-year-old suspected drug dealer from Despatch, just outside Port Elizabeth, is expected in the Uitenhage Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on drug charges.

The suspect was arrested on Monday morning when police found him with 998 Mandrax tablets - with an estimated street value of R79 040, and cash to the value of R6 646.

"This happened after Despatch Visible Policing members received valuable information about drugs that was en route to Despatch," PE police said in a statement.

"The members pulled a yellow Citi Golf off the road in Huiwelkruin, Despatch. Upon searching the vehicle, members found the drugs hidden underneath the bonnet of the vehicle next to the wiper motor.

"The driver was arrested and his vehicle confiscated."