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News: R400 million worth of drugs recovered on the N1
2021/06/02

 

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)

 

PRETORIA - A 39-year-old suspect has been arrested on the N1 north near the R21 Flying saucer interchange by a multi-disciplinary team comprising of the South African Narcotic Enforcement Bureau (SANEB Head Office), Pretoria Serious Organised Crime, Tactical Operations Management Section (TOMS) of the Hawks with the assistance of Crime Intelligence Head Office.

It is alleged that a bakkie that was towing a 12-foot ski boat was stopped after information was received. Upon searching the boat the team found 800kg of compressed pure cocaine with an estimated street value of R400 million.  Investigations are continuing and more arrests are imminent.

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation National Head, Lt Gen Godfrey Lebeya lauded the team, "today's drug seizure has dealt a blow to these illegal activities, let us not leave any stone unturned in addressing the proliferation of illegal drugs within the country"

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