R8.9-million drug bust in Elsies River


File: The Hawks raided a Mandrax chemical storage facility in Diepkloof and a clandestine laboratory in Breyten on Wednesday.


CAPE TOWN - Two men were arrested after they were found in possession of R8.9-million worth of Mandrax tablets in Elsies River in Cape Town on Friday.

The Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (Saneb) together with Crime Intelligence, as well as the Flying Squad, made the arrests following a tip-off. 

Authorities intercepted the vehicle transporting the drugs and found 20 bags of tablets. 

The men will appear in the Goodwood Magistrate&39;s Court on Monday on charges of dealing and possession of drugs.