Free State police arrest two in massive antiretroviral drug bust

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Two men were arrested on Thursday in Bloemfontein after the police found boxes and bags full of antiretroviral tablets in the vehicle they were in, Free State police said.

Spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele said a team of members from various police units arrested the two at the Bloemfontein Railway Station.

“The team followed up on intelligence-driven information and on arrival at the Bloemfontein Railway Station, spotted a grey BMW sedan with Eastern Cape registration numbers.

“They tactically approached the vehicle and searched it. Inside the boot, they found boxes and bags covered with the blanket. These boxes and bags were full of bottles containing antiretroviral tablets brands such as Atroiza, Odimune and Tribuss,” he said.

A 33-year-old man, who is allegedly an employee of the department of health at Robert Mjobo clinic, Lady Grey, in the Eastern Cape, and another man aged 45, were arrested, he said.

They were charged with possession of suspected stolen property.

“The total number of bottles containing the ARV tablets is 1,068. The suspects were detained and the investigation of the case docket will continue,” he said.

African News Agency