A fundamental drug bust on the N1 highway discontinuance to Beaufort West in the Western Cape yielded as a minimal 270,000 Mandrax tablets and an arrest, the police said on Tuesday.
In a joint intelligence-driven operation, individuals of the Western Cape crime intelligence counter narcotics section, the Hawks and the K9 unit uncovered a drug syndicate working between Gauteng and Cape Metropolis.
It appears to be that the syndicate was once concerned in drug manufacturing and the bulk present of Mandrax tablets to local sellers in the Western Cape.
Police spokesperson Brig Vish Naidoo said the crew followed up on information and acknowledged the automotive transporting the drugs sooner than it was once stopped in Beaufort West.
“Crime intelligence labored tirelessly to trace down the source of the Mandrax tablets, which led them to keep that a consignment was once to be collected in Gauteng sooner than being couriered to the Western Cape this day,” said Naidoo.
One person was once arrested.
“The Hawks have been tasked with this investigation and further arrests can’t be ruled out,” Naidoo said.