Police seized more than a thousand mandrax tablets and fraudulent drivers’ licences purportedly issued in Ghana during a raid in Mfuleni on the Cape Flats.
Spokesperson Novella Potelwa says detectives from the Organised Crime Unit also confiscated cash, cellphones and electronic items.
Potelwa says the seizures forms part of efforts to curb the activities of criminal syndicates in the area.
A 48-year-old suspect, who tried to evade arrest, is expected to appear in the Blue Down’s Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
North West man to appear in court over alleged drug possession
Meanwhile, a 38-year-old man is expected to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court in the North West today for the alleged possession of drugs. Uzoma Uzowulu was arrested in the town’s CBD last week and he appeared briefly in court in the same week.
Police were on patrol during their Safer Festive Season Operations when they spotted a suspicious-looking vehicle. They stopped and searched it and found mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of more than R10 000.