Two foreign nationals have been arrested for drug smuggling after being nabbed by customs officials at the Kopfontein border post in North-West on Saturday for almost R80m worth of mandrax.

According to the SA Revenue Service (SARS)‚ the bust occurred when an empty truck was stopped for routine inspection and the customs detector dogs reacted positively to narcotics.


“It was found the truck had false compartments to stash away 141 packages of mandrax. Thus 1‚428‚ 140 tablets worth R78‚547‚700. 00 were confiscated.

“The two men‚ truck and tablets were handed over to the South African Police‚” SARS said.

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