Endeavours to safeguard communities and rid the streets of the Western Cape of drugs yielded positive results when police confiscated more than R1 million worth of drugs in Beaufort West on Friday, 04 March 2022 during “Vuthu Hawe” operations.
Central Karoo K9 members conducted a vehicle checkpoint in the central business district of the Central Karoo town when they stopped a truck. A search ensued when a trained narcotic police dog, Bruno, reacted positively on a box inside the vehicle. The members opened the box and found 10 bags with 10 000 mandrax tablets, with an estimated street value of R500 000-00, inside.
This discovery led to an intensive search of the vehicle and a further ten boxes of Khat estimated at R570 000-00 were discovered on board.
Police confiscated the drugs and arrested two occupants of the vehicle on charges of dealing in drugs. The suspects, aged 24 and 37 are expected to appear in the Beaufort West Magistrates’ court on Monday, 07 March 2022.