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Humansdorp man busted with R120 000 worth of mandrax

Sep 18, 2017
Humansdorp man busted with R120 000 worth of mandrax

Efforts aimed at the eradication of drugs yielded results with the arrest of a Humansdorp man for possession of mandrax worth R120 000 over the weekend.

"By participating in efforts to address the root causes of crime, members from SAPS Jeffreys Bay and the Humansdorp Operational Command Centre (OCC) responded to information about alleged drug activity and proceeded to the N2 (close to Mondplaas) this afternoon, Sunday, to conduct a roadblock," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

"Members noticed the suspicious vehicle approaching at about 17:10 and Police officials pulled the vehicle off the road.

"Upon searching the vehicle, members discovered two  bags containing 2000 mandrax tablets worth more than R120 000."

Captain Swart said that the 36-year-old male suspect was arrested on the spot and is due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate's court on Monday on a charge of the illegal dealing in mandrax.