N West holds 3 over 'imported' ecstasy

2012-07-03 22:23

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Johannesburg - North West police arrested three people and seized ecstasy tablets with a street value of more than R1m on Tuesday.

"The police were working on a tip-off received on drugs trafficked from Amsterdam in The Netherlands to South Africa," said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane in a statement.

"According to the information, suspects send the drugs [via] post. The post would then be collected and handed over to the drug dealers."

The police followed two women, both aged 35, from the Klerksdorp Post Office who handed over a registered mail to a man waiting at a car outside.

"Police searched the vehicle and found boxes and a red suitcase inside the box with woman's clothes. At the bottom of the suitcase, police found... 12 050 tablets with a street value of R 1.205m," said Ngubane.

The two women and the man, 31, were expected to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

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