Hitchhiker bust with Mandrax

2013-01-07 14:32

Port Elizabeth - A hitchhiker carrying a substantial number of Mandrax tablets in a backpack has been arrested near Grahamstown, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

The drugs had an estimated street value of R240 000, said Captain Mali Govender.

Police were carrying out vehicle checks on the N2 highway on Sunday when they came across the man.

Police found 3 000 Mandrax tablets inside his backpack.

"He allegedly hitchhiked from Port Elizabeth and was travelling in a maroon VW Golf, which was stopped by police," said Govender.

More Mandrax tablets were found wrapped in a newspaper.

The 28-year-old man, who faces a charge of drug possession, is due to appear in the Grahamstown Magistrate's Court soon.

  • janice.mcmaster.92 - 2013-01-07 14:52

    GOOD!!!!! Lock him up an get rid of the key!

      mike.bundy.73 - 2013-01-07 16:14

      Yes, lock up the guy for selling the pills that make people happy. We can't have happy people here, it's just not on at all.

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-07 15:01

    ATM on the move

  • velile.moses.16 - 2013-01-07 15:47

    Police do more police work here hitchhiker i dont buy the story locked them both

      bond.ndalo - 2013-01-07 16:53

      @Velile do u have a ca, have u ever give lift to a hitchhiker? Don't blame the innocent driver.

  • awallodien.rockman - 2013-01-07 16:59

    Great work SAPS!!!

  • ian.robertreid - 2013-01-07 19:41

    Good catch!

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