A 51-year-old man has been arrested after he was found in possession of drugs worth R5 million in Mossel Bay,  in the Western Cape.

Police Spokesperson, Malcolm Pojie says the discovery of the drugs were made on a bus en route to Cape Town. Pojie says they received information about a number of suspicious boxes in the bus and found a large quantity of mandrax tablets.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Mossel Bay Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of dealing in drugs.

Pojie says a charge of bribery has also been added after the suspect offered money to the arresting officer.