Information from the South African Police Service (SAPS) says a 38 year old man was arrested today for transporting drugs.
As learnt, the man was transporting 10,000 Mandrax tablets from Gauteng on an Intercape bus.
Divulging that the man was arrested after he was searched, SAPS praised the George Organised Crime Unit and Mossel Bay K9 Unit for making the huge drug bust.
Earlier this week, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) together with the local police and K9 Unit arrested a 45-year-old suspect near George for alleged drug dealing.
The suspect was arrested on Christmas day along the N9 between Uniondale and Harold.
“The George bound suspect…from Soweto in Gauteng, was swiftly intercepted after information came to light that he was allegedly transporting drugs.
“The search with the help of a K9 narcotics dog uncovered a false compartment containing about 75000 units of Mandrax tablets valued at approximately R3.8 million.
“Just over R11000 in cash was also seized. The suspect is due to appear in the George Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday to face charges relating to drug dealing,” SAPS related.
Meanwhile, not fewer than 1,597 people have been arrested and charged for various crimes since the start of the festive season across Limpopo.
Speaking, police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said:
“The 1,597 suspects were arrested for various offences ranging from murder, housebreaking and theft, rape, fraud, public drinking, contravention of road traffic act to possession of dagga, drugs, stolen motor vehicles and unlicensed firearms and ammunition.”
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that police recovered 16 stolen vehicles valued at R4.3-million during the crime swoop.
Among other things, firearms and ammunition, stolen items like phones, computers, television sets; drugs and counterfeit goods were also confiscated.