Pretoria, 17 April 2016 – SARS Customs officials busted drugs to the value of almost R80-million at the Kopfontein border post in North-West province yesterday.
Two foreign nationals have been arrested for drug smuggling and handed over to the police.
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. 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.