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Mandrax worth R50 000 seized from two travellers on N2 highway

Oct 9, 2019
Mandrax worth R50 000 seized from two travellers on N2 highway

Makhanda - Police in Makhanda on Wednesday arrested two people for possession of mandrax worth R50 000 following a tip-off.

"Information was received of a consignment of drugs that was being transported on the N2 Highway towards Paterson or Grahamstown," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"A joint operation team was established with members of the Grahamstown Crime intelligence, Grahamstown K9 and the Grahamstown Operational Command Centre. 

"The members travelled towards PE and stopped off at the N2/N10 intersection at Nanaga when they spotted two males, who matched the description of the suspects."

She said that a search was conducted and packets of mandrax tablets was found in their jackets.

"The value of the tablets is approximately R50 000. The suspects, who are in their early 30’s face a charge of possessions of drugs and will appear in the local magistrates court later this week."

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