A police raid in Johannesburg has resulted in the confiscation of approximately 1.5 million Mandrax pills, with and estimated value of $US8.5 million.
The raid occurred in two houses, which were apparently being used as a factory for producing the the hypnotic drug. Seven arrests were made.
Mandrax has become increasingly popular in South Africa, causing the police into stricter crackdowns. Just last month police arrested several people and seized Mandrax pills valued at $US2.8 million.