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Teenage girls busted with 400 mandrax tablets - just 1km from local police station

JULY 11, 2017
Teenage girls busted with 400 mandrax tablets - just 1km from local police station

Two teenagers are expected in court after they were busted in possession of 400 mandrax tablets by Paterson police on Monday.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge, two police officers from the Paterson police station, Warrant Officer William Jacobs and Constable Bukelwa Twane, were on routine patrol along the N10 road, when they spotted two very nervous looking young females standing at a popular hiking spot plus-minus a kilometre from the police station.

"The female member, Constable Twane proceeded to search these two suspicious persons and found 400 mandrax tablets in their possession," he said.

"The two suspects, aged 17 and 18, were arrested.

"The 17-year-old was released in the custody of her parents while the 18-year-old will appear before the Alexandria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on a charge of dealing in mandrax."

He said that the 17-year-old will be appearing before court within 14 days, pending the admin procedures involved with minors.