Over R2 Million worth of drugs intercepted in Upington

27 May 2024 | From Arrive Alive


The relentless actions of off-duty members of the ZFM High-Way Patrol, Upington Border Police and Upington K9 Unit who swiftly reacted  to information received of an alleged consignment of drugs enroute to Upington on Sunday 26 May 2024, led to the seizure of a huge amount of drugs worth more than R2 Million.

The team operationalised the information and intercepted the silver Hyundai Sonata sedan along the N10 road outside Upington. The vehicle was searched and 9 315 mandrax tablets with an estimated value of R 930 150-00, 2.012kg of tik with an estimated value of R603 000- 00 and 1.32kg of crack cocaine at an estimated value of R554 000.00 were found stashed in the vehicle.

The members confiscated the drugs, the vehicle, an undisclosed amount of cash and cellphones. The two occupants, a male and female Nigerian nationals, aged 42 and 39, were arrested for dealing in drugs and are expected to appear in court soon.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Northern, Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola commended the members for going the extra mile in ensuring that drugs were removed from the streets and squeezing the space for drug dealers to operate.

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