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Police seize drugs worth R340,000 on bus in Beaufort West

They found a bag in the trailer containing more than 6,780 mandrax tablets.

Police seized mandrax worth R340,000 during an operation in Beaufort West on 24 September 2020. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - Police have confiscated drugs worth R340,000 found on a bus in Beaufort West.

The discovery was made on Thursday during a joint police operation.

Police officers attached to the provincial organised crime unit, Beaufort West K9 unit and Crime Intelligence were deployed in the Karoo town with a specific focus on drug trafficking.

They then set their sights on a bus at a weighbridge yesterday morning and searched the vehicle.

They found a bag in the trailer containing more than 6,780 mandrax tablets.

The drugs were later linked to a woman on the bus.

The 29-year-old is expected in court today.

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