CAPE TOWN – In a concerted way to deal with generators of crime that are gripping communities, Riviersonderend police with local traffic officials held a vehicle checkpoint in the early hours of this morning, where they stopped a vehicle on the N2 (also Main road of the town in the Overberg) and discovered just over 6000 Mandrax tablets and 16 plastic bags containing Crystal Meth (Tik) in the back seat of the vehicle.
Subsequently, a 35-year-old male suspect who was the driver of the vehicle was arrested for possession and dealing in drugs. The vehicle was coming from Cape Town traveling in the direction of Swellendam.
Acting Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mfazi has hailed the seizure and arrest as a significant breakthrough in targeting drug trafficking and dealing that are destroying communities.
“Without a doubt the consignment was destined for some community where drugs are being sold. Part of our investigation is to determine the destination and who else is involved,” says Lieutenant General Mfazi.
The suspect is expected in court tomorrow in Swellendam.