2 held after drug bust

2013-04-17 20:05

Johannesburg - Two men have been arrested in Beaufort West for possession of thousands of Mandrax tablets, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

Captain Malcolm Pojie said the men were arrested on Monday morning, after a tip-off that two trucks transporting drugs to Cape Town would pass through the town.

"A drug detection dog was used, which responded positively towards a wrapped box that was stacked among several other boxes in one of the two trucks," said Pojie.

The two men, aged 48 and 53, were arrested and 14 000 Mandrax tablets worth about R840 000 on the street were seized.

They were charged with dealing in illegal drugs and are scheduled to appear in the Beaufort West Magistrate's Court on 18 April.

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