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Suspect was arrested after R5m-equivalent Mandrax was found on a Mosselbay passenger bus

The suspect was arrested.

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  • A 51-year-old foreigner was arrested in the Western Cape after being found to have more than 5 million Rands of Mandrax tablets.
  • Long-distance public transport inspectors discovered the drug during a bus inspection after the bus took the lead in Fallbai, Mossel Bay.
  • The suspect allegedly tried to bribe a police officer after being arrested.

Police in the Western Cape were arrested for trying to bribe a 51-year-old foreigner who had a Mandrax tablet of over 5 million rand and was arrested.

Early Friday, police inspected a long-distance public transport inspector on a passenger bus that stopped at Fallbai in Mosselbay.

“The inspector noticed a suspicious amount of sealed boxes in the luggage compartment of the bus and decided to carry out an appropriate inspection,” police spokesman Captain Malcolm Posier said.

“He continued his search and found that the box looked like Mandrax but was hiding a consignment. He notified SAPS, SAPS responded promptly, and the contents of the box were certainly Mandrax. I confirmed that it was a lock. “

After the discovery, police arrested a foreigner allegedly involved in the box. At the same time, drugs with an estimated value of more than R5 million were confiscated and submitted as evidence.

When the suspect was arrested, Posier added that he “provided a significant amount of cash to the police officers arrested for release.”

“A detective belonging to a state organized crime investigation [Narcotics section] We are investigating this issue. According to preliminary research, the drug was probably destined to be delivered in Cape Town. “

The suspect will appear in the Magistrates’ Court of Mosselbay on Monday and will be charged with dealing with drugs and bribes.

Lieutenant Thembisile Patekile, Chief of the Western Cape Police Department, praised their diligence and vigilance, saying police officers and assistant police officers “again ensured that the streets of the Western Cape eliminate drugs that threaten the safety of vulnerable communities.”

“We are pleased to announce that we have recently improved cooperation between long-haul bus companies. The initiative to appoint inspectors who check luggage frequently is commendable,” said Pojie.

Suspect was arrested after R5m-equivalent Mandrax was found on a Mosselbay passenger bus

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