Place of seizure:
A Storage facility in Somerset West.
Type of Drugs:
Mandrax 175 000 tablets
2x elephant tusks
Toyota Rav 4
Mandrax 200 000 x R45 =R9 million
Tik 2.5kg x R300= R750 000
2x elephant tusks R18000
Toyota Rav 4 R130 000
Total value seized R9 898000
Counter Narcotics &Gangs Western Cape and DPCI SANEB Western Cape and DPCI George has been focussing on a drug syndicate involved with the supply of wholesale drugs between Gauteng and the Western Cape. 2 x Suspects arrested:
1)distributor and supply local drug dealers with drugs on a regular basis.
The team worked around the clock to identify the location of the storage facility utilized by the suspects. On 2018-11-29 the investigation team followed the suspects to a storage unit at Somerset West area. On arrival at the unit two suspects were found off loading black bags containing drugs. A brief search of the unit confirmed that Mandrax is stored by suspects at the unit. Undisclosed amount of Mandrax tablettes were discovered. Further details will follow once the crimes scene is finalized by forensics.