EASTERN CAPE – A 73-year-old female hawker was arrested at a highway taxi rank after Mdantsane Crime Prevention members followed up on information that she was dealing in drugs.

It is alleged that on 23 January 2023, the members searched her stall and confiscated 50 packets of tik and 410 mandrax tablets to the estimated street value of R36 000-00.

The woman was arrested on charges of possession of and dealing in drugs. An undisclosed of money was also confiscated.

She will appear in the Mdantsane magistrate court today, 24 January 2023.

Source: South African Police Service

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