WESTERN CAPE – The vigilance of two members attached to Brackenfell police landed two suspects behind bars for the possession of mandrax tablets. Last night at around 20:05 the members on patrol spotted a VW Polo in Vredekloof Heights under suspicious circumstances. The driver sped off when he noticed the police, and during the pursuit the passenger tossed two bags out of the window. After the vehicle was stopped, the two bags containing 2000 mandrax tablets were retrieved. The two suspects from Langa aged 38 and 39 were arrested for the possession of drugs and for contravening the Disaster Management Act and are due to make a court appearance on Monday.
In an unrelated matter in Gugulethu yesterday, a 53-year-old man was arrested for being in possession of dagga. During a vehicle check point, a driver fled after he was requested to unlock his boot. The vehicle was later found in KTC with dagga in the boot. Further investigation led police to the suspect’s residence where more dagga was confiscated. He is due to make his court appearance in Athlone tomorrow.
Also in Gugulethu yesterday, a 41-year-old man was arrested when 12 boxes of wine was discovered in the boot of his vehicle. Police members on patrol approached the suspect in NY111 next to a braai stand and conducted an inspection. The suspect was detained for contravening the Disaster Management Act and will also face his charge in Athlone court tomorrow.