A couple has been arrested after 57 Mandrax tablets were found hidden in the pants of their seven-month-old baby during a search of their home, police said on Monday.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Martin Xuma said Mandrax tablets valued at R3 500 were found in Zone 4, Selosesha, near Thaba Nchu.
“Members acted swiftly upon receiving information and went to the given address. Upon arrival they knocked at the door, and there was no answer,” said Xuma.
“A man arrived while members were knocking …”
Xuma said a woman unlocked the door from inside. Police searched the house while a 12-year-old girl was holding the seven-month-old baby girl.
Constable Motshidisi Mochudi “felt something” on the baby’s belly. Upon investigating, she found a transparent plastic filled with 57 mandrax tablets hidden under the baby’s pants, said Xuma.
The 31-year-old woman was arrested for dealing in drugs. Police also found two mandrax pills on her 41-year-old husband, whom they arrested for possessing illicit drugs and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.
The couple’s 12-year-old daughter as well as their seven-month-old baby were taken to their grandmother.
The arrested couple will soon appear before Thaba Nchu Magistrates’ Court.