Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
Efforts by our members to ensure that offenders are brought too book when threatening the safety of our communities, are still yielding good successes following the arrest of a 41-year-old Oudtshoorn drug peddler who was found in possession of drugs to an estimated value of about R300 000.00 yesterday afternoon.
Members attached to the Attakwa K9 Unit (Oudtshoorn Dog Unit) acted on information received from the community and pulled over a taxi en-route to Oudtshoorn near Klein Paradys in De Rust at about 19:35 on the N-12. With the search that ensued, they discovered 5000 Mandrax tablets concealed in various plastic bags belonging to the suspect. The find was consequently seized as evidence and handed in for forensic analyses and the suspect was arrested and detained.
We believe that the drugs were destined for distribution in the Southern Cape town of Oudtshoorn.
The 41-year-old suspect is scheduled to appear in the Oudtshoorn Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 13 August 2018 on a charge of dealing in illicit drugs.
Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen KE Jula commended the members involved in this joint attempt between SAPS and the community to bring the culprit too book and thus protecting the safety of our communities.
Enquiries: Lt Col Andre Traut: 083 300 1752