Cops confiscate 18 200 mandrax tablets in 3 raids

Colonel Jan Alexander, station commander of Steenberg police, with the confiscated mandrax tablets.

Authorities have arrested six people after finding more than 18 200 mandrax tablets during three separate raids in Steenberg and Lavender Hill this month.

Steenberg police arrested two men after they found more than 9 000 mandrax tablets at a house in Flora Road on Tuesday January
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Members of Steenberg police’s Operation Combat Unit followed up information about drug peddling at the house at about 9.30pm.

A 31-year-old man was arrested for dealing in drugs while a 37-year-old man from Coniston Park was also arrested for the possession of four mandrax tablets. Both men appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on drug-related charges.

Another drug bust was made by Steenberg police on Wednesday January 10.

At about 9pm, officers from Operation Combat Unit were busy with crime prevention patrols in Nectar Road when they were informed
that a consignment of drugs had been delivered to a house in the street.

Officers found a green bag in a bin in the yard which contained
7 000 mandrax tablets. A 33-year-old man was arrested for dealing in drugs.

Officers also found a woman on the premises who was trying to hide a bag. When searched they found 2 000 more mandrax tablets. The 38-year-old woman was also arrested.

Keeping up with the fight against drugs, Metro police received a tip-off about drugs at a house in Urfield Road, Lavender Hill, on Thursday January 11 at about 11.30am.

When officers searched the premises they found almost 200 mandrax tablets. Two men aged, 31 and 38, were arrested for dealing in drugs.

Colonel Jan Alexander, station commander of Steenberg police, encouraged the community to continue working with the police by reporting illegal activities.

* Grassy Park police is asking for the community’s assistance after a decomposed body was found on Wednesday January 10 at Rondevlei Nature Reserve in Peninsula Road. The body was clothed in blue jeans and a white T-shirt. An inquest has been opened to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information can contact Grassy Park police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.