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10 arrested in Sophiatown drug bust

R80,000 worth of mandrax and rock was confiscated when police raided a flat in Waterval.

Police officers seized drugs worth R80,000 in Sophiatown on 6 December 2016. Picture: @SAPoliceService

JOHANNESBURG - Ten people have been arrested in a drug bust in Sophiatown in Johannesburg, where R80,000 worth of mandrax and rock was confiscated .

Police raided a flat in Waterval after a receiving a tip off from community members.

A box containing R21,000 was also discovered in the flat.

The suspects, aged between 26 and 50, were arrested on the scene and will appear in the Newlands Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The police's Julia Claassen says it is unclear whether there are more suspects involved in the syndicate.

“We are investigating. This area is known for drugs and gangsterism so the police are looking into that. Ten suspects will appear in the Newlands Magistrates Court for dealing in drugs.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)