Drugs with a street value of R50 000 destined for Oudtshoorn confiscated by police in Calitzdorp

Some of the confiscated drugs. Photo supplied

Efforts to eradicate drug trafficking along entry and exit routes in the Southern Cape yielded positive results yesterday (15 April) when drugs with an estimated street value of R50 000 was confiscated at Calitzdorp at about 19:00.

According to Serg Chris Spies, spokesperson for the police in the Southern Cape, the police responded to information received with members attached to the Attaqua K9 Unit, the Calitzdorp Police and Crime Intelligence were strategically deployed along Voortrekker Road. A black Mercedes Benz with a CAA registration number which was on its way to Oudtshoorn was stopped and searched, with a police narcotic dog responding positively to a bag in possession of a passenger. 991 Mandrax tablets were found inside the bag. The 34 old passenger was arrested on a charge of the possession of drugs.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the consignment was destined for distribution in and around Oudtshoorn.
The suspect remains in custody. He is scheduled to appear in the local Calitzdorp Magistrates Court on Monday (19 April 2021).