Man held in R9m drug bust

2014-12-06 17:45
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Johannesburg - A 52-year-old man has been arrested in a multi-million rand drug bust in Maitland, Cape Town police said on Saturday.

He was arrested on Friday after police received a tip-off about drugs being stored at a business premises, said police spokesperson Tembinkosi Kinana.

"After permission was granted to the police to search the premises, they soon discovered 63 bags - each containing mandrax powder, as well as 18 plastic bags containing methamphetamine [tik] and three scales," Kinana said.

The drugs were estimated to have a street value of R9m.

The man, believed to be the business manager of the operation, is due to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday facing a charge of dealing in drugs.


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