Saturday, January 17, 2009

Suspects arrested for dealing in drugs

By Sasha Forbes
17 January 2009

Yesterday, Woodstock police arrested two men for being in possession of 101 mandrax tablets in Hares Avenue, Woodstock.

The arrests followed after police members on routine patrols spotted a cream Toyota Conquest vehicle in Victoria Road, Woodstock. The police tested the registration number of the vehicle and the results came out, that the vehicle was not registered. When the occupants of the car spotted the police they sped off, but the police manage to stop the car in Hares Avenue.

“The police ordered the occupants out of the car and searched the vehicle; they found 80 mandrax tablets hidden under the passenger seat as well as another 21 mandrax tablets hidden underneath the driver’s side of the vehicle. Both suspects were arrested for dealing in drugs.” said SAPS spokesperson Captain Joe Wilson

“As the police members searched the driver of the vehicle, they found a large amount of cash to a value of R1570-00, the money was also confiscated with the drugs.” said Wilson

The two suspects, who are currently in police custody, are facing chargers of dealing in drugs. They will appear in the Cape Town magistrate court on Monday, said Wilson


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