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Port Elizabeth police foil R40 000 drug deal at Truckers Inn

Jul 30, 2019
Port Elizabeth police foil R40 000 drug deal at Truckers Inn

Port Elizabeth - Two suspects were arrested for dealing in drugs - mandrax and tik, in Swartkops, Port Elizabeth, on Monday afternoon.

"This followed after the first 22-year-old suspect was arrested at 12:00 during a routine police checkpoint on the N10 between Port Elizabeth and Paterson," said police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge.

"He had a substantial amount of cash money in his possession and on interviewing the suspect, he led police to the second suspect where a drug deal was about to take place."

Capt Beetge said that the 22-year-old was took a lift in a truck to Truckers Inn on the R335 in the Swartkops area.

"On route, he was stopped by police on the N10 where he then gave in and told police where the deal was about to take place."

At about 13:15, police found the white Toyota bakkie at Truckers Inn and on searching the 54-year-old driver and bakkie, confiscated 550 mandrax tablets and four grams of tik.

"The estimated street value of the drugs are R40 000," he added.

"Both suspects were arrested and charged with dealing in drugs. They will be appearing before the Motherwell Magistrate's Courton Wednesday."

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