Police efforts to eradicate drug trafficking into the Western Cape yielded positive results when they confiscated drugs stashed in a bread delivery truck on the N2 highway near Plettenberg Bay on Friday.
According to police spokesperson Sergeant Christopher Spies, police were conducting routine checks at a roadblock when they stopped a white Hyundai 10-ton truck en route from the Eastern Cape.
“Upon searching the vehicle, they found a box and plastic bag containing 70 bundles of khat with an estimated street value of R4 500 behind the front seat. The police confiscated the drugs and arrested the driver as well as his passenger,” Spies said.
“Both suspects, aged 24 and 28, appeared in the Plettenberg Bay Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charges of dealing in drugs.”
“The arrests will send a clear message to drug dealers that police are a step ahead and they will face the full might of the law when arrested. Operations to deal with the drug trafficking on exit and entrance routes to the province are set to continue,” Spies added.
*Article appeared on Crime News 24