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Cape Town – Seven suspects have been nabbed in Mitchells Plain following the discovery of illegal drugs worth over half-a-million rand. 

Police spokesperson Philani Nkwalase said a multi-disciplinary team led by the Hawks found dagga and mandrax tablets in a trunk that was buried in the parking area of a house in Tafelsig, the SABC reported.

Other dangerous narcotics and an undisclosed amount of cash were also discovered in a safe hidden behind a painting in the house. 

The suspects, aged between 20 and 60, have been taken into custody and are expected to appear in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court on Monday to face charges of dealing in drugs.

In May, Mitchells Plain police received a tip-off about dealing in drugs at Pikerberg Street in Tafelsig. Upon their arrival at the address, members searched a wendy house and found drugs hidden in a glass container. 

An assortment of drugs were seized and a 35-year-old man was arrested and faces charges of possession of drugs.

On the same day, police followed up on information they received and arrested a 59-year-old man after he was found to be in possession of 206 mandrax tablets at Wanda Crescent in Tafelsig.