72-year-old man arrested in R1.2m drug bust

2014-08-30 15:41

An elderly man and a woman were arrested in Kimberley today after being found in possession of Mandrax with a street value of around R1.2 million.

The pair were arrested on a train which had just come in from Johannesburg and was on route to Cape Town, said Northern Cape police Lieutenant Donald Mdhluli.

“[Police] swiftly attended to the complaint and a 72-year-old man as well as a 49-year-old woman were found to be in possession of about 12 439 suspected Mandrax pills which were contained in two bags,” he said.

It was unclear where they were heading to.

“Whilst on the scene police managed to also search and arrest a 42-year-old man for being in possession of about 1.8 grams of cocaine,” said Mdhluli.

All three of them were charged with possession of drugs.

They are expected appear in the Kimberley Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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