Cape Town - 091023 - SUSPECTS WERE QUESTIONED AND SENT HOME WITH A WARNING AFTER FOUND IN AN ABANDONED COUNCIL HOUSE SMOKING MANDRAX, TIK AND DAGGA. JP SMITH HAS SWORN TO HAVE THE OCCUPANTS EVICTED AND THE HOUSE GIVEN TO THE COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM AS A BASE OF OPERATIONS. Metro Police as part of Operation Razor and Operation Choke performed VCP roadblocks and 6 house raids in the Mitchells Plein area last night. This is the begining of a 30 day operation in Mitchells Plein to try and erradicate organised crime in the area. Counsellor JP Smith road along with the police as well as Acting Director of the Metro Police Wayne Le Roux. 6 known houses were raided where only drug parafinalia was found including devices used to smoke tik, dagga and mandrax. In the VCP roadblocks 84 fines were issued and one arrest made for a fraudulant drivers lisence. Fines were handed out to a business for lack of permits and health code violations. Photo: Matthew Jordaan

Four men arrested at the Grobler's border post with drugs worth about R120 million appeared in the Mokopane Magistrate's Court on Friday, Limpopo police said.

Lt-Col Ronel Otto said Stanley Malwamba, Casamira Mzumira, Joseph Mubanga and Abraham Mulwanda would remain in custody.

“The men face a charge of the possession of drugs and were expected back in the Mokopane Magistrate's Court on June 20.”

Otto said a truck which tried to cross the Grobler's border post from Botswana into South Africa was searched at about 11am on Wednesday.

“Thirty bags, weighing 50kg, containing white powder were found hidden underneath other bags.”

She said the white powder was positively tested and identified as Methaqualone, a substance used to manufacture Mandrax, also known as “buttons”. - Sapa