Pretoria – An R80 million mandrax bust was made by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) at the Kopfontein border post in the North West.
Two foreign nationals were arrested in Saturday’s bust.
The bust happened when an empty truck was stopped for routine inspection. The customs detector dogs reacted positively to narcotics.
“It was found the truck had false compartments to stash away 141 packages of mandrax. 1 428 140 tablets worth R78 547 700 were confiscated,” said SARS.
The truck and tablets were handed over to the South African Police Service.