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Date rape drug bust: Suspects expected in court

A man & woman were arrested after being caught with Rohypnol, also known as the date rape drug.

A man & woman were arrested after being caught with Rohypnol, also known as the date rape drug. Picture: Screengrab off YouTube video.

JOHANNESBURG - A 38-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman will appear in the Jeppe Magistrates Court this morning after being caught with more than 12,000 tablets of Rohypnol, also known as the date rape drug.

The pair were found with a truck containing drugs with a street value of around R700,000.

Rohypnol mixed in a drink is used to incapacitate a victim before they are raped.

The police's Hangwani Mulaudzi says a tip-off of a drug delivery on Saturday led to the arrests.

"We can confirm that we arrested a Kenyan and Somali national. We received information about a delivery of drugs in the Gauteng area. The delivery was then made, which led to the arrest of the two."

Both the man and woman denied any knowledge of the drugs found in their truck.