Two men were arrested during a routine roadblock as more than 700 mandrax tablets were found in their possession.
According to police spokesperson Lt-Col Sergio Kock the arrests were made on Friday.
Kock said the Douglas police arrested two men during a routine roadblock on the Douglas/Kimberley Road.
“On Friday, 4 March 2022, the police stopped and searched a white VW Polo and confiscated drugs worth almost R10 000.
“The police seized 761 full mandrax tablets, 20 half mandrax tablets and 30 quarter mandrax tablets.”
Kock also added that police also confiscated the white VW Polo as it was allegedly utilised in the commission of a crime.
The two men are expected to appear in the Douglas Magistrates Court soon on charges of dealing drugs while the investigation continues.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, a man was sentenced in the Mothibistad Regional Court to ten years behind bars for rape.
Kock said the man, Phomolo Ferdinand Poleng(28) was sentenced on Wednesday.
“On 17 July 2012 , a 28-year-old woman met the Poleng at the Kagung hiking spot in Mothibistad.
“Poleng told the victim he had forgotten a bag at his place of residence and asked her to accompany him to the premises,” Kock said.
It is believed that upon arrival at his residence Poleng assaulted and raped the woman. The woman managed to escape and reported the incident to a neighbour who informed the police.
Poleng fled but was arrested on 28 August 2013 and remained in custody up until his sentencing on 2 March 2022.
The Provincial Head for the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences(FCS) units, Brig Nicky Mills, lauds D/Cst Kentse Seloge from the Kuruman FCS for the meticulous and professional investigation that led to this outstanding sentence.