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Woman and man expected in court after Somerset-East drug bust

Nov 15, 2019
Woman and man expected in court after Somerset-East drug bust

Cookhouse - A 32-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man are due to appear in Somerset-East Magistrate's Court on Friday for alleged drug dealing.

"On Wednesday, at about 20:00, an off-duty police official stationed at Cookhouse Operational Command Centre received information from a source about mandrax tablets being sold at premises in the Bongweni locality of Cookhouse," said police spokesperson, Captain Lariane Jonker.                

"After mobilizing all off-duty Operational Command Centre members as well as the on-duty Visible Policing members, a search warrant was executed at the identified homestead.

"During the operation, a total of 591 mandrax tablets were confiscated with an estimated street value of R36 000."

The 32-year-old female and the 43-year-old male will appear on charges relating to Dealing in Mandrax at the Somerset-East Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

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