Two arrested in R3m tik haul

2011-11-16 16:08
Cape Town - Two people have been arrested in Beaufort West after being found in possession of a consignment of tik with a street value of about R3m, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

The two, aged 24 and 38, were arrested when the Vehicle Identification Safeguarding Unit and the K9-Unit stopped a minibus en-route from Bloemfontein to Cape Town at a weighbridge on the N1 at 15:15 on Tuesday, Captain Bernadine Steyn said.

"During their search of the minibus, they found five paper bags containing a huge consignment of pure tik inside the spare tyre, attached to the rear bottom of the vehicle," she said.

It was later established that the tik, also known as crystal methampetamine, weighed about 9.6kg.

The two were expected to appear in the Beaufort West Magistrate's Court on Friday on a charge of dealing in drugs.

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