VAS: Amien Anthony
A man suspected of running a mandrax supply chain in Mitchells Plain was denied bail on Wednesday in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court.

Amien Anthony, 45, is set to remain in the tjoekie until next Tuesday when he is set to appear again.

Two weeks ago, Anthony’s Westgate home was raided by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) where over 100 000 mandrax pills were found hidden in a vehicle in his yard.

Anthony faces a charge of dealing in drugs after 11 bags of drugs were found at his home.

Cops said the pille had a street value of R4.7 million and the Hawks believe he was running a supply chain from his home.

SEIZED: 100 000 pille

At the time of the raid, Anthony was not home.

He handed himself over to authorities the next day after the Hawks launched a manhunt.

Residents living in Martin Street on Wednesday said they are still shocked by the bust and say they would never have thought the auto electrician was “up to no good” and it seems to be a case of “stille water diepe grond”.

“He never really bothered with others, but was never rude or disrespectful,” a resident said.

“He became an introvert after his wife left him about a year ago. Shame, so heartbreak leads one to this? Shukran to Allah that he has been denied bail.”

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