The Western Cape Department of Community Safety has commended the efforts of the Swartland K9 Unit and other law enforcement agencies after a 40-year-old man was arrested at the Moorreesburg Weighbridge on the N7 on Tuesday, October 5 with 3 kg of dagga and 1005 Mandrax tablets.
The suspect was arrested during an integrated operation between the K9 Unit, Swartland Traffic, SAPS and the Moorreesburg Farm Watch. According to reports the suspect’s taxi was stopped and searched and upon questioning occupants officers then started investigating further and searched the taxi and trailer, whereupon the dagga and Mandrax tablets were found in a potato bag in the trailer.
The dagga had a street value of approximately R3 700, while the Mandrax had an approximate street value of R50 250. The suspect will appear in the Mooreesberg Magistrates’ Court.
In the meantime Minister Albert Fritz has applauded the sterling work of all involved in this operation, including SAPS, the Swartland Traffic Department, the Moorreesberg Farm Watch, and especially the K9 Unit, which the Department of Community Safety funds.
” It is always encouraging when hard work pays off, and in this case, the hard work of all involved in this integrated operation has indeed paid off. The taxi was on its way to Citrusdal, and this operation has ensured that the people of Citrusdal will be spared the social ills that typically comes with the distribution of that quantity of drugs. This operation closed the taps,” Fritz said.
Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man is behind bars after he was found to be in possession of 603 Boss Mandrax tablets to the estimated street value of about R63 180-00. The suspect was arrested when members attached to the Eden Rural Flying Squads stopped and searched his vehicle at a vehicle Check Point on the N12 near Oudtshoorn.