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Police seize drugs worth nearly R62 000 after responding to N2 Highway accident

APRIL 6, 2017
Police seize drugs worth nearly R62 000 after responding to N2 Highway accident

Police in Jeffreys Bay on Thursday dealt a major blow to local drug syndicates when they seized 1 032 mandrax tablets with a street value of R61 920 from an overturned vehicle and arrested three men near Gamtoos Bridge on the N2 Highway.   

"At around 07:45, K9 members that were patrolling the N2 route, attended an accident scene near Gamtoos Bridge, about 20km from Jeffrey’s Bay, where a white Honda ballade veered off the road and overturned," described police spokesperson, Serg Majola Nkohli. 

"The alert police members noticed a driver of a second vehicle, a white Opel Corsa, who initially seemed to be giving assistance to the occupants of a Honda Ballade, and on second glance a suspicion of  'theft in progress', turned into a bust of mandrax tablets.

"A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the second vehicle was trying to remove the drugs away from the scene. 

"The three men, aged between 26 and 42, were arrested for dealing and possession of mandrax and are due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrates’ Court soon."

Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok said: “This arrest is a testimony that if members are adhering to the pillars of Back To Basics approach in policing, such as enhancing police visibility, crime would definitely fall.  I am pleased to see diligence, and alertness from members when performing their duties.”