Police nab five suspects in R100m drug bust

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Police spokesman Colonel Vish Naidoo said police initially raided a house in Bryanston on Wednesday, where they discovered Mandrax powder to the value of about R50 million and equipment used for the manufacture of Mandrax tablets.

A 36-year-old man and his 38-year-old wife were arrested.

The second bust took place on a Douglasdale property which is believed to belong to the couple.

"About R50 million worth of actual Mandrax tablets and equipment was recovered. A 30-year-old man, his 28-year-old wife and their domestic worker were arrested.

All five suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

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