Five traveling bags full of drugs were recovered by police in Bloemfontein from an Intercape bus.
According to police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thabo Covane, at about 10:30 staff members found five untagged traveling bags that could not be accounted for.
Upon arrival, police officers inspected the bags and found mandrax tablets. Drugs were packed into transparent bags, with an estimated 500 tablets contained in each bag.
“The total weight of the drugs was found to be 177.23 kilograms with an estimated street value of R2,460,000. The police seized the drugs and no suspect has been arrested yet.”
The origin of the drugs and their destination are being determined.