Drugs worth R70 000 seized on W.Cape roads
By Kim Saulse
28 January 2011
Provincial traffic officers and police clamped down on several drug trafficking operations on provincial roads this week, seizing drugs with a collective street value of over R70 000.
Minister for Community Safety, Albert Fritz, says operations were targeted on the N1 near Beaufort West, which is emerging as an entry point for drug trade in the province.
The success of these busts, has led to similar operations on the N2, N7 and R27.
Fritz has vowed to intensify these operations and put an end to drug trafficking on major routes.
“We have now intensified our law enforcement operations to stop the distribution of drugs to our young people in the Western Cape. We take this very seriously and will continue to intensify all the time,” says Fritz.