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Major Drug Seizure In Western Cape: Over 50,000 Mandrax Tablets Confiscated

This recent seizure adds to the ongoing efforts to combat drug trafficking in the Western Cape. Last month, the South African Police Service (SAPS) confiscated nearly R90 million worth of drugs in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

The Department of Mobility has confirmed that Western Cape provincial traffic officers made a significant drug seizure on Wednesday, February 7. During routine stops and vehicle checks on the N2 along Borcherds Quarry in Cape Town, officers discovered over 50,000 mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of approximately R3 million.

The seizure was the result of a provincial traffic officer’s suspicion while inspecting a light motor vehicle. Upon further investigation, a substantial quantity of mandrax tablets was found in the vehicle’s boot.

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The Western Cape MEC for Mobility, Ricardo Mackenzie, commended the officer for removing this illicit shipment from the streets of the province, emphasizing their dedication to ensuring the safety of residents and visitors.

MEC Reagan Allen of Police Oversight and Community Safety also praised the officials for their significant haul. He highlighted the role of drug interception in preventing violence and murders in the province, stating that disrupting the illicit drug industry ultimately makes the region safer.

This recent seizure adds to the ongoing efforts to combat drug trafficking in the Western Cape. Last month, the South African Police Service (SAPS) confiscated nearly R90 million worth of drugs in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

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These drugs, including tik, cocaine, and mandrax, were subsequently destroyed under the supervision of National SAPS Commissioner General Fannie Masemola in Cape Town.

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The collaboration between law enforcement agencies, local authorities, and community partners remains crucial in upholding the rule of law and ensuring safer mobility for all in the Western Cape. The successful seizure of these mandrax tablets demonstrates the commitment of the provincial traffic officers to combating drug-related crimes and protecting the well-being of the community.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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