Foreign Nationals Arrested In North West R80 Million Mandrax Bust


Reports have it that two foreign nationals were arrested in North West R80 million mandrax bust.

BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the R80 million mandrax bust was made by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) at the Kopfontein border post in the North West.

As it happened, an empty truck was stopped for the habitual inspection. The customs detector dogs actions suggested that narcotics were nearby, and thus led to a thorough search.

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SARS related that “it was found the truck had false compartments to stash away 141 packages of mandrax.” According to SARS, 1,428,140 tablets worth R78 547 700 were confiscated, and handed over to the South African Police Service.

Meanwhile, Hawks disclosed that another two suspects arrested in two separate incidents for drug dealing will appear in court today.

It was related that in the first incident, a sting operation by the Hawks led to a 41-year-old suspect at a house in a plush Centurion estate and a self-storage unit in Valley View where heroin and cocaine rocks weighing 1.3kg were found.

Bank statements reflecting transactions ranging from R100 000 to R200 000 on a weekly basis were also reportedly seized during the operation.

In the second incident, a 39-year-old was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport after a tip-off. The man was caught with cocaine worth R2.5 million.

The suspects will respectively appear at the Pretoria and Kempton Park Magistrates’ Courts.

To a large extent, it’s not sensible to blame others when people get into drugs. The addicts will always be responsible for their own behavior. In South Africa however, the dealers deserve a huge portion of blame for the drug issues in the country. They steadily ensure that these drugs are readily available for the addicts.

Until these dealers are discouraged from dealing drugs, South Africa will remain the drug capital of Africa as it has often being regarded.

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