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  • Hartzenberg concluded that there had to be a sophisticated laboratory, equipped with imported equipment and special smoke detectors, because the programme had the capacity to arm incapacitating substances such as Mandrax and cocaine.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2002

  • Drugs such as Mandrax and BZ were put into mortars and hand grenades and tested.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2001

  • A statement by Basson, in which he stated that the large scale use and manufacture of drugs such as Mandrax and research into the production techniques of deadly toxins such as nerve gas was part of an officially-sanctioned SADF project, was also handed in as evidence.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2000

  • Knobel explained that drugs such as Mandrax had at the time been regarded as a powerful method to control crowds, but that an end was put to its use by an international chemical weapons control agreement, signed by South Africa in 1993.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1999

  • Whereas drugs such as Mandrax and Ecstasy only had a short-term effect on the brain, the potential existed that the brain could be permanently altered through peptides (a basic protein compound).

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1999

  • The court earlier heard that so-called incapacitators included not only a new-generation teargas, but also the large scale manufacturing of substances such as Mandrax and ecstasy.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1999

  • The use of illegal drugs such as Mandrax, ecstasy, LSD and dagga was raised during the TRC inquiry into possible human rights violations in the former government's chemical and biological weapons programme.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1998

  • Regarding the manufacture of drugs such as Mandrax and Ecstasy,

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1998

  • He said it was planned to use extracts of drugs such as Mandrax, LSD and dagga in the grenades in an attempt to reduce the aggression in people taking part in riots.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1998

  • "Those who smuggle drugs such as Mandrax and cocaine, they simply use Swaziland as a transit point to South Africa and they take advantages of the laws of the country ... the penalties here are not as steep as in other countries," Ndzimandze said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1994


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  • Methaqualone was introduced into the pharmaceutical market as a sleeping pill, under the trade names "Mandrax" and "Quaalude". It was removed from the legal market in 1971 because of its potential for abuse and addiction.

    April 2, 2011