The car was found to be transporting about R12,600 worth of Khat – a plant classified as a drug – from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth.
“The vehicle, a white Suzuki was spotted travelling on the N2 towards Stanford Road. When the vehicle turned into Durban Road, the members stopped it.
“On searching it, they found a box containing 140 bundles of khat,” Naidu said.
The 41-year-old driver was arrested for possession of drugs as well as for suspected violations of the Immigration Act as he was unable to prove he was in SA legally.
Mount Road Cluster Commander Major General Thembisile Patekile commended the members for their arrests.
“The collaboration between the specialised units and their colleagues at the stations ensures that hotspot areas are well policed.
“We believe that through enhanced police visibility, we are going to make inroads in decreasing the levels of serious crime,” he said.
In both cases the men will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday.