PATERSON – SAPS efforts and endeavours to remove illicit drugs from our streets yielded positive results when a 52-year-old female and 24-year-old male were arrested for being in possession of a large amount of mandrax and tik.

On Friday 10 September, Paterson Vispol Support members, Crime Prevention Unit and Detectives had a joint operation when they received information about drugs that had been delivered to a house in Paterson. The members immediately reacted to this information.

The members decided to do foot patrol to this address on Paterson. On arrival at the residence they found a male and female inside. Upon searching the house, members found six (6) packets of tik, one (1) bompie packet containing tik, one hundred and ninety five (195) mandrax tablets and a bompie containing dagga. Estimated Street Value of R10 900-00.

The suspects were immediately arrested for possession of mandrax, possession of tik and possession of dagga.

The suspects are due to appear before Paterson Magistrate Court soon.

Paterson Station Commander, Captain B Prince thanked the members for their positive attitude they had shown and for the successful arrest and recovery.

Source: South African Police Service

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