Pretoria– Different legislation enforcement items in Gauteng on Wednesday pounced on a automobile and seized 800 kilograms of “compressed pure” cocaine with an estimated worth of R400 million.
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation [Hawks] nationwide spokesperson, Colonel Katlego Mogale stated one individual was arrested.
“A 39-year-old suspect has been arrested on the N1 north near the R21 Flying saucer interchange by a multi-disciplinary team comprising of the South African Narcotic Enforcement Bureau (SANEB head office), Pretoria Serious Organised Crime, Tactical Operations Management Section (TOMS) of the Hawks with the assistance of Crime Intelligence [unit] head office,” Mogale stated.
“It is alleged that a bakkie that was towing a 12-foot ski boat was stopped after information was received. Upon searching the boat the team found 800kg of compressed pure cocaine with an estimated street value of R400 million. Investigations are continuing and more arrests are imminent,” the Hawks spokesperson stated.
The Hawks nationwide head, Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya lauded the legislation enforcement workforce that made the main drug bust.
“Today’s drug seizure has dealt a blow to these illegal activities. Let us not leave any stone unturned in addressing the proliferation of illegal drugs within the country,” Lebeya said.
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