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2022/05/23      |  Written By:  Sergeant SO Pritchard   |   Province:  Western Cape

On 2022/05/21 at 15:00 Maitland SAPS were alerted to a suspicious package wrapped in silver duct tape that was found inside a container. The workers were busy repairing the refrigeration of an empty container at Grindrod Logistics when they came across the package hidden inside the air conditioning unit.

A metro police K9 drug dog was used and reacted positively to the package. When the package was cut open it revealed a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine. The package weight is approx. 1kg with a value of R500 000.00.

A further search on all the containers, by the K9, was done but no further drugs were found.

Maitland SAPS would like to thank Grindrod Logistics for their employees who do not hesitate to report suspicious packages when they are discovered.


The package cocaine