Media Release: Hair extensions” found to be substance used to manufacture Mandrax

Dec 7, 2022 | Uncategorised

Tshwane, 7 December 2022 – Customs officers of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) have seized a substance that is used to manufacture the drug Mandrax after inspecting a truck that was entering South Africa from Mozambique.

Customs Inspectors from Lebombo Customs Detector Dog Unit were conducting random searches of cargo at the imports channel at Lebombo Border Post when they stopped a yellow truck with two trailers en route to South Africa.

The officers engaged the driver, a Zimbabwean citizen, to perform a manual inspection to verify the declared goods, which were declared as boxes of hair extensions. A Customs officer requested the declaration documents from the driver which were handed over to the officer.

See the full media statement here.

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