Heroin worth over R87 million seized in Hluhluwe

Heroin worth over R87 million seized in Hluhluwe

The crime-fighting unit, Hawks, says more than 300kgs of heroin powder, with a street value of about R87.5 million, have been seized in an operation in Hluhluwe, on the north coast. 

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Officials teamed up with the Mpumalanga Crime Intelligence members to stop the drugs from making its way to KZN. 

Three people, a truck driver and two passengers, were nabbed in the late night operation.  

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Two hundred and fifty packets of the drugs were found hidden inside a freshly painted partition in the vehicle.  

The truck was being driven from Mozambique, via Swaziland. 

The trio will appear in court on Thursday. 

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