Man swallows mandrax while fleeing police

Mar 11th, 2019 Sandisiwe Ntlemeza 517 Views

JOHANNESBURG: Police in the Free State had to rush an alleged drug dealer to hospital after he swallowed mandrax tablets while fleeing and trying to get rid of the tablets, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, known as the Hawks, said on Monday.

Spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said investigators were on Friday probing a drug-dealing case and followed up on information about a drug delivery in Virginia. A vehicle was spotted and upon realising that the police were on his tail, the driver sped away.

“In an attempt to evade arrest the 55-year-old suspect rammed the police vehicle but he was arrested a short distance away. During the pursuit he threw away a large number of suspected mandrax into a stormwater drain,” said Mulaudzi.