Suspect arrested for possession of mandrax tablets and bribing police in Parklands

Shortly before 19:00 on Thursday evening, officers noticed a vehicle ignoring a stop sign on the corners of Dorchester and Parklands Main Road in Parklands. The officers proceeded to follow the vehicle and instructed the driver to pull over.

During questioning, the behaviour and responses by the occupant seemed suspicious to the officers. The man was asked to exit the vehicle both him and the vehicle were searched. The search of the vehicle revealed a plastic bag on the floor containing a large quantity of mandrax tablets.

The suspect then offered the officers R10 000 if they were to turn a blind eye and let him go. He was arrested for possession of drugs and an additional charge of bribery. The 200 mandrax tablets were booked in as evidence and the vehicle confiscated. The 38-year-old suspect will remain in custody and appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court once charged.

Western Cape Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thembisile Patekile has welcomed the arrest and applauded the officers for displaying exemplary conduct.

Source: South Africa Police Service