Cocaine worth R400m seized in Western Cape

Cocaine worth R400m seized in Western Cape

The Hawks have made a massive drugs bust, seizing a large consignment of cocaine worth more than R400 million.

Cocaine Bust

Three men were also arrested when officers swooped on a truck travelling on the N1 highway towards Cape Town on Thursday. 

Officers were tipped off about a drugs delivery and set up surveillance at a petrol station near Klapmuts, where the suspects were nabbed. 

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"The truck was spotted at Winelands Engen garage travelling towards Cape Town," says Zinzi Hani, who is the spokesperson for the Hawks in the Western Cape.

"The vehicle was intercepted and a search was conducted wherein a large quantity of drugs was found hidden in false wooden boards at the back of the truck." 

The three men are due to appear in court on Monday.


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