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R2 million worth of drugs found in courier van in Upington

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Drugs with an estimated street value of more than R2 million have been seized in Upington, Northern Cape police said.

"The Northern Cape Crime intelligence unit in Upington in conjunction with Upington Border Police intercepted a courier bakkie loaded with compressed dagga weighing 30 200 kg, crystal meth weighing 6 35 kg, 10 bundles of plants in Paballelo location in Upington on Friday, December 3, at about 14:00," spokesperson Captain Olebogeng TawanaA courier van driver is on the run after police found drugs valued at over R2 million in his van.

He said the police acted on intelligence regarding the courier service bakkie which would be transporting a consignment of drugs to Upington. Surely the police had gotten a tip off from rivals

“The identified courier bakkie was spotted in Paballelo but the driver abandoned it and fled on foot when he realised that the police were on his radar. The suspect is still at large and the courier bakkie was confiscated," he said.Police in Upington, Northern Cape, seized drugs worth R2 million from a courier vehicle.

In another incident, drugs with an estimated street value of R10 000 were seized in Barkly West on Saturday. On Saturday, 4 December at about 10:30, police spotted the vehicle in Barkly West where it was stopped and searched. The suspect was found inside the vehicle with 120 mandrax tablets and 50g tik in his possession.

The citizens and police are happy to have seized all these drugs or else they would have been sold to the youth and destroyed a lot of future

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