Thousands of Mandrax tablets seized in 2nd big bust this week

2016-12-02 16:42

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Cape Town - Police confiscated 9 000 Mandrax tablets during an anti-drug operation in Elsies River on Thursday evening.

Three suspects - a woman, aged 26, and two men, aged 26 and 29 - were arrested during the bust and would appear in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court on Monday on drug dealing charges.

Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said that during the operation, information was received about a gold VW Jetta that was transporting drugs.

Officers spotted the car in 12th Avenue, Elsies River.

Rwexana said 7 000 Mandrax tablets were discovered inside the car in plastic bags.

"Mandrax tablets in plastic bags were found concealed in the box of the subwoofer in the boot of the vehicle."

Rwexana said officers had then searched a premises in the same avenue where the car had been searched.

"In the house, a box containing approximately 2 000 broken Mandrax tablets and Mandrax powder was also recovered."

The 9 000 Mandrax tablets, seized along with the car, are worth about R500 000.

Earlier this week, another major Mandrax bust was carried out in Vredenburg.

On Tuesday, the provincial Hawks said 771 000 Mandrax tablets had been found stashed in false compartments of a truck on Monday night.

Four suspected drug dealers, aged 31 to 58, were stopped on the R45 and arrested.

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