George drugs

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George woman arrested after hiding drugs in Jungle Oats boxes

Police confiscated drugs worth R120 000 that were concealed in Jungle Oats boxes during a vehicle checkpoint in George.

George drugs

Photo: SAPS

A George woman has been arrested on the N9 after police confiscated drugs worth R120 000 that were concealed in oats boxes on Wednesday, 16 March. 

Rural Flying Squad members were conducting a vehicle check point between George and Oudtshoorn.


Police spokesperson Sergeant Christopher Spies said a minibus taxi was stopped.

They pulled over the taxi and proceeded with a search of the vehicle when a member of the group detected that the Jungle Oats instant porridge boxes were tampered with. When they opened these boxes, members discovered the mandrax tablets and tik stashed inside it. 

“The find was linked to a passenger on board who was immediately arrested on a charge of dealing in drugs. Police confiscated the 304 mandrax tablets, 300 gram tik as well as an undisclosed amount of cash, believed to be proceeds of the illicit drug trade. 

“The 27-year-old suspect remains in police custody. She is expected to appear in the George Magistrates’ court on Friday, 18 March 2022 on the mentioned charge.”

Sergeant Christopher Spies

Spies said Western Cape police management lauded the Rural Flying Squad members for their actions which ensured that those who threaten the safety of society are brought to book. 

“Their strategic deployment since the reintroduction of the team is yielding excellent results, especially along highways in the region.”


Recently, a disgraced former police officer and his partner in crime recently appeared before the George Magistrates Court for their involvement in a fuel fraud syndicate.

The 29-year-old Khuezi Gift Tshuku and 25-year-old Zixolisile Skade, were taken into custody by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks). The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team partnered with George SAPS Crime Prevention Unit.

According to Western Cape Hawks spokesperson, Zinzi Hani, Tshuku and Skade were busted with 15×25 litre containers of petrol. They were also found in possession of Western Cape Government cloned cards with fleet card information. It was on the magnetic strip.

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