At least 16 000 Mandrax tablets with a street value of R1 million have been seized in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.
The drugs were discovered on Tuesday when police raided a 34-year-old woman's house in New Brighton, Lieutenant-General Celiwe Binta said.
“The tablets were hidden in several places in the house.”
Another woman, 51, also believed to be involved, was arrested on Wednesday.
“This is considered a massive blow to drug dealers and runners in Port Elizabeth.
“It is possible that this was a drug consignment for the northern areas of Port Elizabeth, where gangsterism linked to the drug trade is rife.”
Both women were charged with dealing in Mandrax and would appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Thursday. – Sapa