Milnerton man caught after curfew with 6 boxes of whiskey and mandrax

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A 44-year-old man has been arrested after being caught driving in Milnerton with six boxes of whiskey and mandrax tablets estimated to value R30 000.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Andrè Traut, said, “While the majority of the public confined themselves to their homes as determined by the Disaster management Act last night after 21:00, a 44-year-old man regarded himself above the law and took to the streets in his vehicle in Milnerton.”

Traut said not only did the suspect disregarded the curfew, but was also carting six boxes of whiskey and a box mandrax tablets with an estimated value of R30 000 in the boot of his car.

“He also had an amount of R24 080 in his possession which he could not account for. The suspect was stopped by Milnerton police in a vehicle check point at around 21:30 and arrested,” Traut added.

In an unrelated incident, Milnerton police officers searched a residence in Joe Slovo last night and confiscated dagga with an estimated street value of R8 000.

“A 26-year-old suspect was arrested and both these suspects are scheduled to appear in Cape Town Magistrates court on Wednesday,” Traut said.