WESTERN CAPE - In their pursuit to tackle crime in the West Coast, members of the local K9 Unit teamed up with Provincial Traffic and conducted a road block on the R27 this morning, which proved to be a fruitful one. The members pulled over a minibus taxi and conducted a routine search which led to the discovery of a consignment of drugs comprising tik and mandrax tablets with a combined value of around R467 000-00. The passenger who claimed responsibility for the drugs, a 32-year-old male was arrested and detained and is expected to make his court appearance in Hopefield once he has been charged. The suspect was en route from Cape Town where he resides to Vredenburg to trade with his illegal contraband.
Meanwhile in an unrelated intelligence operation police seized 12 cellular tower batteries with an estimated value of R700 000-00 last night in Bellville when a long distance bus was searched. It is suspected that the batteries were destined for Zimbabwe. The circumstances surrounding the discovery and seizure are under investigation and arrests are yet to be made.
Source: South African Police Service