R1.4million drugs confiscated in George

Western Cape police confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of R1.4 million at two premises situated at Thembalethu, George in the early morning hours on Thursday.

The police’s Christopher Spies said during an intelligence driven operation, between George Public Order Police (POP), Garden Route Crime Combatting Team and Crime Intelligence members, officers noticed the occupant at the first premises in Johannes Street, Zone 9,suspiciously throwing an object on the ground.

‘’The members immediately responded and found the object, later proven to be a key that is used to open a room on the premises. They opened the room and proceeded with a search when they found 19 bags of Mandrax and Tik stashed in the ceiling,’’ said Sergeant Christopher Spies.

‘’Police confiscated 19 117 Mandrax tablets and 1,3 kilogram of Tik. The find subsequently led to the arrest of a 33-year-old woman on a charge of dealing in drugs,’’ he added.


Officers also conducted a similar operation down the same street Johannes, where they confiscated 54 Mandrax tablets and 13 bankies of Tik estimated at about R7 200. A 34-year-old man in connection with this discovery, was arrested.


Both suspects remains in police custody. They will appear in court once charged.

Western Cape Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile, welcomed the arrests.

“These confiscations is in line with policing priorities of this province to rid communities of drugs because substance abuse remains a major generator of serious and violent crimes, especially Gender Based Violence and Femicide. We shall sustain this type of operations as part of concerted efforts by police to safeguard communities and the most vulnerable in society.’’


Done By: Mitchum George


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