Owner arrested after R100K drug bust at Cape Town petrol station

2017-01-21 19:42
A filling station owner and seven others were arrested when drugs worth R100 000 were found at a Gugulethu garage. (Supplied)

A filling station owner and seven others were arrested when drugs worth R100 000 were found at a Gugulethu garage. (Supplied)

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Cape Town – A petrol filling station owner and seven others were arrested on Saturday when approximately 2 000 units of drugs were found in a storeroom at a Gugulethu garage, Western Cape police have confirmed.

Police searched the filling station in NY1 after a tip-off about drug-related activities, spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said.

"Hidden in a storeroom, members came across a large quantity of mandrax tablets with an estimated street value to the tune of R100 000," he said.

A substantial amount of cash was also confiscated.

The business owner, a 47-year-old woman, and seven men aged between 23 and 57 were arrested and are expected in the Philippi Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Mandrax tablets. (Supplied)

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