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Truck driver nabbed with drugs worth R3.54 million in the Western Cape

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A 42-year-old truck driver has been arrested after he was caught with drugs worth R3.54 million in Laingsburg, Western Cape.

The driver was arrested during a patrol by the Rural Flying Squad on the N1 on Thursday.

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According to police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm Pojie, upon searching the truck, officers found 10 packets of mandrax concealed in a box and eight boxes of dagga.

Truck driver caught with mandrax
Truck driver arrested after being caught transporting drugs (supplied by SAPS)

“The value of the drugs is estimated at about R3.54 million,” said Pojie.

The suspect is due to appear in the Laingsburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

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