Observant officers attached to the Mitchell’s Plain police arrested a 36-year-old man who was found in possession of madrax tablets in Grysbok Street, Eastridge on Thursday 3 October at 20:00.
The officers were conducting crime prevention patrols in the area when they saw a suspicious-looking man and stopped and searched him.
The officers found 462 mandrax tablets, estimated to be worth R18 000 in his possession.
The suspect has since made a court appearance in the Mitchell’s Plain magistrate’s court on Monday 6 October for possession of drugs.
In a separate incident, Sea Point police officers arrested four suspects aged between 30 and 38 who were found in possession of a stolen vehicle and illegal substances in Main Road, Sea Point in the early hours of Friday 4 October.
The officers were conducting crime prevention patrols in the area when they spotted a vehicle with suspicious men driving around Main Road. The vehicle was pulled over and a further search was conducted.
Upon conducting the search in the vehicle, the officers found mandrax tablets. It was also discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen in Mitchell’s Plain.
All four suspects have since appeared in court.