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Father and son arrested on drug trafficking charges in Midrand

They were in possession of 5kg of heroin powder, 28,000 heroin filled capsules and 5,000 mandrax tablets.

Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG - A man and his son have been arrested in Midrand on drug trafficking charges on Thursday.

They were both found in possession of five kilogram of heroin powder, 28,000 heroin filled capsules and 5,000 mandrax tablets valued at R2.5 million which were confiscated during the raid.

The Hawks' Durban organised team assisted by the Pretoria team and the national intervention unit, raided their home as part of a search after obtaining a search warrant.

Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says all these contrabands were allegedly manufactured at the premises.

"This operation started in KwaZulu-Natal and ended up in Midrand. There were other chemicals that were seized because they were manufacturing those drugs at the house."