Western Cape police seize drugs worth R13 mn

Heroin, crystal meth, and cocaine worth R5.4 million were confiscated in Vredendal earlier this week.

On Wednesday, 05 May 2021, police from National Intervention Unit pounced on two storage facilities in Westlake and Noordhoek in Cape Town where they seized 30 000 mandrax tablets and 0,435 kg of crystal meth. Picture: Twitter/SAPoliceService

CAPE TOWN – Western Cape police have made a R13 million drug seizure.

Three major drug busts were executed during a two-day crime operation.

Heroin, crystal meth, and cocaine worth R5.4 million were confiscated in Vredendal earlier this week.

Three suspects have since appeared in court.

The police's Novela Potelwa said, β€œOn Wednesday, 05 May 2021 National Intervention Unit members, armed with intelligence, seized 30,000 mandrax tablets worth R2.1 million from storage facilities in Westlake and Noordhoek. A 33-year-old suspect appeared in court in Wynberg on charges of drug possession and dealing.”

At the same time, authorities bust a dagga cultivating lab in Kraaifontein and arrested two people.

Drugs worth R5.4 million were also discovered as well as cash and ammunition.

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