7 held in drug raid

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have seized a con­sign­ment of co­caine and Man­drax with a street value of more than R300 mil­lion, the Hawks said yes­ter­day.

Colonel McIn­tosh Polela said po­lice seized 316kg of pure co­caine, and 100 000 Man­drax tablets and ar­rested seven sus­pects in Joburg

The sus­pects were iden­ti­fied as a Briton, three Mozam­bi­cans, a Sri Lankan/South African and two South Africans.

Polela said the joint op­er­a­tion, co­de­named Op­er­a­tion Phoenix, be­gan on Novem­ber 17 when po­lice re­ceived in­for ma­tion about a con­tainer that ar­rived in Dur­ban. – Sapa

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