Police intercept drugs worth R1.5 million destined for Eastern Cape, two men and woman arrested

MARCH 24, 2017
Police intercept drugs worth R1.5 million destined for Eastern Cape, two men and woman arrested

Members of the Bloemfontein Flying Squad dealt a heavy blow to a drug smuggling syndicate after they confiscated a large drug consignment valued at over R1 million, which is believed to have been destined for the Eastern Cape.

"The members acted on swiftly after a tip-off about a vehicle that was travelling on the N1 Highway from Johannesburg en-route to Eastern Cape with three occupants inside," Free State police said.

"The vehicle was transporting drugs that were allegedly destined and ready for distribution in Eastern Cape.

"The operating team pulled over the suspected vehicle, a grey Hyundai H1, a few kilometres outside Bloemfontein."

According to the police, upon searching the vehicle, members recovered 10 plastic bags each containing 10 650 mandrax tablets hidden in the seat cover of the back seat of the vehicle.

"A total of 106 506 mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R1.5 million was seized," police said.

"Two men, aged 53 and 36, and one woman, aged 39, were arrested for dealing in drugs."