Main drug bust on N1 freeway yields 270,000 Mandrax tablets

A serious drug bust on the N1 freeway close to Beaufort West within the Western Cape yielded at the least 270,000 Mandrax tablets and an arrest, the police mentioned on Tuesday.

In a joint intelligence-driven operation, members of the Western Cape crime intelligence counter narcotics part, the Hawks and the K9 unit uncovered a drug syndicate working between Gauteng and Cape City.

It seems that the syndicate was concerned in drug manufacturing and the majority provide of Mandrax tablets to native sellers within the Western Cape.

Police spokesperson Brig Vish Naidoo mentioned the workforce adopted up on info and recognized the car transporting the medication earlier than it was stopped in Beaufort West.

“Crime intelligence labored tirelessly to trace down the supply of the Mandrax tablets, which led them to determine consignment was to be collected in Gauteng earlier than being couriered to the Western Cape at this time,” mentioned Naidoo.

One individual was arrested.

“The Hawks have been tasked with this investigation and additional arrests can’t be dominated out,” Naidoo mentioned.