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Woman expected in Uitenhage court after R80 000 mandrax bust

Mar 1, 2017
Woman expected in Uitenhage court after R80 000 mandrax bust

A woman from Uitenhage is expected in court on Thursday, after she was arrested by local police for alleged possession of mandrax worth over R80 000.

"Alert members from SAPS Kwanobuhle were travelling towards Uitenhage, when they received valuable information on Tuesday afternoon, about a suspicious vehicle that was travelling in the direction of Uitenhage," police said.

"The SAPS members noticed the VW Golf 4, at about 12:55, as the driver was about to park the vehicle in Algoa Road, Uitenhage.

"Police members stopped behind the VW Golf 4 and upon searching the vehicle the members found 2 020 mandrax tablets, with an estimated street value of R80 800 in the vehicle."

The 25-year-old female driver was arrested on the spot for the illegal possession of mandrax tablets.

She is due to appear in the Uitenhage Magistrates’ Court on Thursday on a charge of illegal possession of mandrax tablets.

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