Alleged drug dealer arrested in Dannhauser

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The war on illegal drugs continues, as drug dealers continue to sell their merchandise during the nationwide lockdown.

A 30-year-old suspect was recently arrested for dealing in drugs at Springbok Farm, Dannhauser.

Newcastle police spokesperson, Captain Jabulani Ncube explains that a staggering 99 Mandrax tablets were seized during the week, at the suspect’s home.

Captain Ncube says the drugs have an estimated street value of R4000.

Earlier this month, a Gauteng man was arrested after he attempted to smuggle approximately R200 000 worth Mandrax into Newcastle.

He was arrested following a sting operation was put into place, after authorities received information about his intentions.

Read more: Gauteng man arrested for attempting to bring R200 000 worth of Mandrax into Newcastle

Mandrax is a small tablet, which varies in colour, and is highly addictive. Mandrax slows down the central Nervous System and has a sedative effect. 

Symptoms of mandrax include:

  • Headaches 
  • Stomach pain
  • Weight loss 
  • Red puffy eyes
  • Clumsiness (decreased alertness) 
  • Decrease in concentration
  • Restlessness 
  • Increased sleep
  • Brown/Yellowish marks on hands 
  • Slurred speech
  • Poor co-ordination

What are the effects of mandrax?

  • Relaxation – feeling happy (or laughing), calm and carefree
  • Confusion
  • Aggression – when the high wears off
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Falling over and passing out
  • Sleep

If you know of any drug deals taking place in your suburb, be sure to contact the SAPS.

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