Minister Fritz lauds Swartland K9 Uni | Western Cape Government


Minister Fritz lauds Swartland K9 Uni

7 October 2021

Today, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, welcomes a report of a drug bust at the Moorreesburg Weighbridge on the N7 in which 3 kg of dagga and 1005 Mandrax tablets were discovered. A 40 year old male has been arrested.

On 5 October 2021, an integrated operation between the K9 Unit, Swartland Traffic, SAPS and the Moorreesburg Farm Watch was conducted. At approximately 2015, a taxi stopped at the vehicle check point and normal vehicle inspection was conducted.

Upon questioning occupants in the taxi, officers noticed a nickname on the passengers list. Officers then started investigating further and searched the taxi and trailer, whereupon the dagga and Mandrax tablets were found in a potato bag in the trailer.

The dagga had a street value of approximately R3 700, while the Mandrax had an approximate street value of R50 250. The suspect will appear in the Mooreesberg Magistrates’ Court.

Minister Fritz said, “I would like to acknowledge the sterling work of all involved in this operation, including SAPS, the Swartland Traffic Department, the Moorreesberg Farm Watch, and especially the K9 Unit, which the Department of Community Safety funds. It is always encouraging when hard work pays off, and in this case, the hard work of all involved in this integrated operation has indeed paid off. The taxi was on its way to Citrusdal, and this operation has ensured that the people of Citrusdal will be spared the social ills that typically comes with the distribution of that quantity of drugs. This operation closed the taps.”

Minister Fritz concluded, “I want to thank all the safety partners involved in this operation. I want to encourage them to keep up the good work. I would like to ask them to think about the people of Citrusdal who will benefit from this great act of service. That is why we do what we do: to serve our communities. Together, we will win the war on drugs.”

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