A routine roadblock in a Central Karoo town led to the arrest of at least one young woman and the seizure of a kilogram of methamphetamine (tik) worth an estimated R350 000, Western Cape Police said on Wednesday. “Efforts to eradicate trafficking of drugs along our main entrance and exit[…]
Drugs worth more than R20 million were found in a car near a town in the Karoo early on Sunday morning. A Nigerian man, 49, and a 28-year-old Zimbabwean woman were driving along the N1 from Johannesburg to Cape Town with the stash. The police would not say near which[…]
A 27-year-old Zimbabwean woman, living in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, was arrested at Cape Town International Airport on Saturday for being in possession of tik (crystal methamphetamine) valued at more than R1.8 million, Western Cape police said. Members of the border police based at Cape Town International Airport arrested the woman after[…]
The latest drug bust at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg netted 25kg of tik (crystal methamphetamine) valued at R7.5-million on Friday night. South African Revenue Service customs officials made the seizure during an inspection of a flight from Cotonou in Benin‚ West Africa. “All unaccompanied bags were escorted to[…]
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[…]
Tik worth over R1m was found wrapped in a fleece baby blanket in a woman’s suitcase at the Cape Town International Airport on Tuesday morning. Officers from the anti-drug smuggling team of the border police discovered the contraband during random searches of luggage belonging to passengers who landed at 08:30,[…]
A 32-year-old woman who was arrested when she collected a consignment of drugs from a courier company was granted R30,000 bail in the Cape Town District Court on Wednesday. Bulelwa Yokwana, 32, mother of a six-year-old daughter, appeared before magistrate Moegamad Esau. She was reportedly arrested on Monday after Time[…]
A woman has been arrested in Montague Gardens for dealing in Tik with a street value of over R7 million, Cape Town police said on Tuesday. “Information was received about a suspicious parcel… at Time Freight in Montague Gardens,” Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said in a statement. When police went to[…]
A police constable was jailed for eight years by a Cape Town court on Thursday for twice accepting bribes as inducements to obtain the drug “tik”. Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court Magistrate Sabrina Sonnenberg also declared Ricardo Abrahams, 34, a father of two, unfit to possess a firearm. A young[…]
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