Wednesday, July 20, 2005

WORLD RECORD DRUG BUST IN SOUTH AFRICA

Thanks to JanL at RMN for breaking this story. South African officials have seized over $300M worth of MANDRAX on its way into Africa through Johannesburg.
Note, these drugs came from Communist China, through South Africa...

Johannesburg - A full 45 tons of mandrax valued at between R1.2bn and R2bn will be destroyed in an environmentally friendly manner in Springs on Thursday.

Makhosini Nkosi, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), said in Pretoria on Wednesday it was the biggest consignments of mandrax that had ever been confiscated anywhere in the world.

NPA officials confiscated the two consignments of mandrax at Durban harbour in August and September last year.

Waybills showed that the mandrax powder was on its way from China to Mozambique and Namibia. The addresses it was destined for in the two neighbouring countries were fictitious, Nkosi said.