Midrand father, son to appear in court for R2.5m drug bust

2016-08-14 22:03
Four bags of Mandrax tablets. (SAPS)

Four bags of Mandrax tablets. (SAPS)

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Durban  A father and son were expected to appear at the Midrand Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges relating to the running and manufacturing of illegal drugs, the Hawks said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the father, 52, and son, 29, were arrested when the Hawks raided their Midrand home last Thursday and seized approximately 5kgs of heroin powder, 28 000 heroin-filled capsules and 5 000 Mandrax tablets, all allegedly manufactured on the premises.

The total value of the drugs was estimated at approximately R2.5m, said Malaudzi.

Hawks head Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza said drug trafficking had no place in modern society.

“Those who think they can use our roads, ports and suburbs should forget about it,” he said.

Ntlemeza said since the establishment of the Narcotics Enforcement Bureau in February 2016, the police had seized more than R300m worth of drugs countrywide.

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