Multi-million rand drug bust in Cape Town

2016-11-07 16:06
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Cape Town - Five suspects are facing drug dealing charges after they were found with more than 500 000 Mandrax tablets hidden underground in Khayelitsha, Western Cape police said on Monday.

The suspects - aged 20, 39, 40, 43 and 53 - were arrested late on Sunday, Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said.

The Mandrax tablets had an estimated street value of over R26m. Following a tip-off, Harare police station officers raided an informal dwelling and found the tablets in an underground storage facility.

The haul was considered a significant blow to the drug trade, Traut said.

The suspects would appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court soon on drug dealing charges.

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