Police have caught a man in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R5m on a bus in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape on Wednesday

Police spokesperson Captain Siphokazi Mawisa said on Thursday that the 39-year-old man was arrested after police followed up on information that he would be travelling with the drugs on a bus to Johannesburg.

Mawisa said the bus was stopped and searched on the R346 road in King Williams Town.

“The man tried to get rid of a black plastic [bag] that was in front of him.

“Police members got suspicious and searched him and recovered 1 573 mandrax tablets, cocaine weighing 8,92kg and tik (methamphetamine) weighing 7,35kg, to the street value of more than R5m,” Mawisa said.

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The man, who is charged with possession of drugs, is expected to appear in the King Williams Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Author: News24.com