Dagga and Mandrax with a combined value of R17 million were seized in the car that popular actor Joe Mofela had an accident with, provincial police said on Monday.
Joe Mafela died when his car rammed into a bakkie.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Marinda Mills said two suspects aged 25 and 27 were arrested.
“The 23 bags of dagga, with a total weight of 486.2 kilogrammes and an estimated street value of R1,4 million, was confistiscated,” Mills said.
“The vehicle, with registration number FJ99JHGP, was hired from Unitrans in Boksburg, Gauteng, and was also confisticated.”
Meanwhile, on the same scene, a White Colt bakkie, driven by a 45-year-old male, was stopped when police observed that the canopy of the vehicle was too small for its long wheelbase. The vehicle was taken to the police station for proper investigation.
“Upon searching the vehicle, police discovered 200 000 mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R16 million in a hidden compartment of the canopy,” Mills said.
The suspect was arrested, while the mandrax, along with the privately-owned vehicle with the registration number VGB 355 GP, was confisticated.
The suspects were due to appear in the Cradock Magistrates’ Court on Monday on charges of dealing in dagga and Mandrax.
Source : Online