Two children have been left in their ouma’s care after their parents were nabbed in Zone 4, Selosesha, near Thaba Nchu, for possession of drugs.
The couple was arrested after 57 Mandrax tablets, valued at R3 500, were found hidden in the pants of their seven-month-old baby during a search of their home, police said on Monday.
Spokesperson Sergeant Martin Xuma said: “Members acted swiftly upon receiving information and went to the given address. Upon arrival they knocked at the door and there was no answer.
A man allegedly arrived while the cops were knocking.
Xuma said a woman unlocked the door from inside and police searched the house, while their 12-year-old daughter was holding her seven-month-old baby sister.
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.