TWO foreign nationals were arrested for drug smuggling on Sunday after South African Revenue Service (SARS) officials caught them with drugs to the value of almost R80m at the Kopfontein border post in the North West.
The bust took place when an empty truck was stopped for routine inspection. Customs detector dogs reacted positively to narcotics.
It was found that the truck had false compartments in which 141 packages of mandrax were stashed away.
A total of 1,428,140 tablets worth R78m were found‚ which were confiscated.
SARS handed the two men‚ from Zambia and Tanzania‚ the truck and tablets to the South African Police Service.