Cape Town police have made a major drug bust, which has resulted in a seizure of cocaine worth more than R30 million, and an arrest of a 37 year old suspect.
The Monday’s bust follows a tip-off received by the Hawks, about a truck carrying a container loaded with drugs on the N1.
Authorities stopped the truck at a petrol station, and found a total of 38 bricks of cocaine each weighing 1 kilogram.
It’s believed that the container came from abroad and was heading to Cape Town, and the suspect is expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Last week, a 30 year old man was arrested for possession of drugs worth more than R6 million, in Durbanville.
Western Cape Hawk’s spokesperson, Philani Nkwalase has welcomed the constant clampdown on drugs.
“This haul and many others that have been recently confiscated shows that the supply chains of organised criminal groups have been severed. I also call upon the community not to support organised criminal groups by purchasing drugs as this demand will encourage the syndicates to find new ways of providing these dangerous substances”.