Police catch travelling khat peddler

2011-12-10 08:06
Johannesburg - Police said on Friday that a man was arrested after 60 bundles of khat were found in his minibus in Beaufort West.

Spokesperson Bernadine Steyn said police stopped the vehicle in Donkin Street about 05:30.

"The vehicle was searched during which a suitcase containing the khat with an estimated street value of about R6 000 was seized."

Steyn said the Cape Town man arrested for possession of drugs was expected to appear in the Beaufort West Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The police also stopped and searched two other buses in Beaufort West on Friday.

Six boxes containing 970 bundles of khat with a street value of about R97 000 were found in the luggage compartment of a bus.

When the luggage compartment of another bus was searched, 750 bundles of a type of the drug African khat, with an estimated street value of R75 000, were discovered.

No one was arrested in connection with the haul discovered on either of the buses.

All three vehicles were travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

- SAPA
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