138 000 Mandrax tablets found at Cape home - PICS

Cape Town – Western Cape police arrested two people and seized Mandrax tablets worth over R5 million during a raid in Blackheath, Cape Town on Thursday afternoon.

Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andre Traut said members of various SA Police Service units swooped on the house during “an intelligence driven operation”.

Western Cape police officers count Mandrax tablets afte a raid on Blackheath house uncovered drugs worth R5.5 million. Credit: SAPS

“The search of the premises led to the discovery of 138 000 Mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R5.5 million,” said Traut.

Two people, a 38-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were arrested.

“Once charged, the suspects are due to make a court appearance in Blue Downs court for dealing in drugs,” said Traut.

“The seizure of the drugs is regarded as a significant blow to the drug trade in this province and we are pleased with the outcome of our endeavours.”