The seemingly lucrative drug trade in the Western Cape was given a huge blow when police members in Harare, Khayelitsha, confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of R4 million and abalone on Wednesday 14 December 2022. The value of the abalone is yet to be determined.
The police members were busy with patrols near to Walter Sizulu Road in Enkanini at around 21:25 when they noticed a suspicious vehicle. They instructed the driver to stop and continued to search the vehicle. They confiscated a consignment of abalone and 80 000 mandrax tablets. Two males aged 40 and 43 were arrested and detained on charges of possession of abalone and drugs.
Once charged they are expected to make a court appearance in the Khayelitsha Magistrate court on the mentioned charges.