Truck driver caught with drugs worth over R3-million

By Buziwe Nocuze

A 42-year-old truck driver was arrested after he was found in possession of drugs worth R3.54-million on the N1 in Laingsburg, Western Cape. 

The driver has been charged with drug dealing. 

Western Cape SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant Malcolm Pojie said: “Members of the Rural Flying Squad deployed in Laingsburg performed high-density patrols on the N1 national road [last Thursday] when they followed their instinct to pull over a truck.” 

Police found 10 packets containing mandrax concealed in a box and eight boxes with compressed dagga.

“The value of the drugs is estimated at R3.54-million, and the driver was arrested and charged with dealing drugs,” said Pojie. “He will appear in the Laingsburg Magistrate’s Court soon.”

Simiso Mbuthuma, a 45-year-old Cape Town resident, is happy about the arrest and hopes the suspect will tell the officials who he’s working for.

“The detectives need to do everything in their power to get the truth out of him because he is just a driver hired to transport drugs,” said Simiso. “The big guns are still out there, and they will hire another person. Until they are arrested, we will continue having people arrested for transporting drugs.”

A single mother of a Cape Town boy who is a drug addict told Scrolla.Africa she hates drug dealers.

“I have a 17-year-old son who left home because of drugs,” said the mother. “He was stealing everything in my house. I did everything as a parent, but drugs won. I wish the [arrested driver] could’ve refused the offer to transport them, but people only think about themselves and money.”

Pictured above: A 42-year-old truck driver was arrested in Laingsburg.

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