Duo in court for drug trafficking

Free State: Xandre Michaels (26) and Deon Cape (34) have appeared before Bloemfontein Magistrates’ court on charges of dealing in drugs on Monday, 27 February 2017.

The Hawks along with Crime Intelligence and K-9 Unit swiftly responded to a tipoff about a vehicle transporting an assortment of drugs on Friday last week. A vehicle matching the description was stopped and searched near Verkeerdevlei plaza traveling to Heidedal, Bloemfontein from Klerksdorp.

The two suspects were arrested after police found 2363 units of drugs concealed in secret compartments within their vehicle. These drugs include 1915 Mandrax tables while 448 are said to be new and unknown drugs.

The drugs worth an estimated street value of over R200 000 including the vehicle within which they are carried, were seized.

The case against the duo was postponed to Wednesday, 1 March 2017 for bail application.

Source: South African Police Service