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The Hawks own made a 2d distinguished drug bust in lower than a week.
Unbiased appropriate days after seizing MDMA (ecstasy powder) price an estimated R6.3 million in Cape Metropolis, the Directorate for Precedence Crime Investigation intercepted a haul of cocaine price more than R30.4 million at a gasoline effect of dwelling shut to Cape Metropolis.
Thirty-eight 1kg applications of cocaine had been stumbled on when the truck used to be stopped on the N1 within the early hours of Sunday morning.
A 37-yr-aged man who had allegedly long gone to the garage to earn the capsules used to be arrested. He’ll appear in court docket on Tuesday.
Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Philani Nkwalase acknowledged preliminary investigations own printed the container used to be introduced into the nation from out of the country and “transited thru different provinces sooner than making its formulation to Cape Metropolis”.
Provide chains ‘severed’
Nkwalase acknowledged the motive force of the truck had not been arrested because the firm used to be unwittingly used in transporting the cocaine.
Lieutenant Frequent Godfrey Lebeya, the head of the Hawks, acknowledged presumably the latest bust reveals “that the provision chains of organised criminal groups own been severed”.
On Thursday, Hawks officers, working with police and South African Revenue Provider customs officials, stumbled on ecstasy powder and tablets valued at more than R6.3m hidden in a container carrying a consignment of furnishings from Europe.
After seizing the capsules at Cape Metropolis Harbour, investigators proceeded to Durbanville, where they arrested a 30-yr-aged man and confiscated “approximately 1kg of hydroponic hashish with an estimated road price of R120 000”.