drug bust

Woman nabbed in Somerset West mega drug bust

A second suspect was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a R8.9m drug bust in Somerset West in the Western Cape last week. The 45-year-old suspect is believed to be the lessee of the storage facility in Somerset West Business Park where large quantities of tik, heroin and mandrax were[…]

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600kg of drugs intercepted at OR Tambo

The amount of drugs making their way in and out of South Africa is clearly on the rise, though it also appears the SA Revenue Service is improving in catching the illicit substances before they can be distributed. Statistics released to The Star by Sars show that last month it[…]

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Tik worth R900 000 confiscated in N1 drug bust

A man arrested with a tik haul worth R900 000 will appear in the dock once he has been formally charged, Western Cape police confirmed on Wednesday. The bust took place at about 15:00 on Tuesday afternoon, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said in a statement. “Members of the[…]

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CT arrest a ‘significant blow’ to drug trade

A foreign national has been nabbed in Ottery with a stash of drugs estimated to have a street value of R4m. Western Cape police said the discovery and his arrest on Wednesday morning was a “significant blow” to the province’s illegal drug trade. The 32-year-old raised the suspicions of officers[…]

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Hawks seize R5 million in Mandrax tablets

Police have seized a consignment of Mandrax tablets with a street value of R5 million, arresting three suspects in Cape Town, the Hawks said on Tuesday. Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the arrests took place on Sunday in a joint operation involving the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) and Crime[…]

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