8 February 2024 | SANews
On Wednesday 7 February 2024, Western Cape Provincial Traffic seized over 50 000 mandrax tablets, with an estimated street value of close to R3 million, while stopping and checking vehicles on the N2 at Borcherds Quarry in Cape Town.
A Provincial Traffic officer became suspicious while inspecting a light motor vehicle and discovered the significant amount of mandrax tablets being transported in the boot of the vehicle.
“Our officers consistently demonstrate dedication to the safety of residents and visitors in the Western Cape. I commend the Provincial Inspector for an outstanding achievement in removing this substantial illicit shipment from the streets of our province. We remain committed to upholding the rule of law and working collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies, local authorities, and community partners to ensure safer mobility for all.” said Minister Mackenzie.
Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, said, “I salute Provincial Traffic on their significant haul. Drugs are a leading cause of the violence and murders plaguing our province. Intercepting contraband shipments on our roads means that they do not enter our communities, the illicit industry is disrupted, and it makes our province safer.”