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R100 000 worth of drugs seized, two in custody

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation


GAUTENG - On Thursday, 20 July 2023 Hawks' Serious Organized Crime investigation in Gauteng have arrested two foreign nationals aged between 42 and 50 for drugs and drug trafficking act charges.

Information was received and operationalised of two foreign nationals who were allegedly dealing in drugs at a taxi rank in Randburg. The multi-disciplinary team kept observation at the taxi rank when a white Honda CRV pulled up at the taxi rank and one of the suspects, a "runner" approached the vehicle that’s when a plastic parcel was handed out.

Both suspects were tactically approached by the team and one suspect was arrested on the scene while the other suspect fled the scene but later arrested.

A small cellphone, approximately 30 to 40 grams of cocaine, cash and bail receipt that shows one of the suspect was arrested last month were recovered. The bail receipt confirmed that the suspect was out on bail for possession of drugs and coincidently drugs were found in his possession.

Preliminary investigation led the team to one suspect's residence in Randburg and more cocaine with an estimated street value of R100 000, a scale, seven glass containers and bicarbonate of soda were seized.

Both suspects will appear in the Randburg Magistrates' Courts on Monday, 24 July 2023, on charges relating to drugs and the drug trafficking Act.

The Provincial Head of DPCI in Gauteng, Major General Ebrahim Kadwa lauded the sterling work by the multi-disciplinary team comprising of the Hawks Serious Organised Crime based in Vaal and the Gauteng Flying Squad following the drug bust which resulted in removing drug peddlers from the streets.


Colonel Katlego Mogale
082 455 5782