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Hawks arrest 7 for smuggling mandrax

Six men and one woman were taken into custody yesterday after an extensive intelligence operation.

FILE: The Hawks confisacted mandrax worth R6,000 during raids. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks have arrested seven people involved in suspected drug smuggling from Eldorado Park to Potchefstroom in the North West.

Six men and one woman were taken into custody yesterday after an extensive intelligence operation.

The Hawks' Robert Netshiunda says during a separate raid, they confiscated mandrax worth R6,000.

"We also found R6,000 worth of mandrax with one of the suspects who is a 19-year-old girl. The suspects will appear in court today. They have been charged with dealing in drugs."

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