Drugs worth millions seized by police

Police say drugs seized worth an estimated street value of R3.3 million.

NELSPRUIT – Yesterday a joint operation comprising of the South African Police Service, Traffic, Department of Home Affairs (Custom Officials) and South African Revenues Services, seized drugs worth an estimated street value of R3.3 million.

 

The drugs were hidden inside the engine compartment.

The seizure occurred when the team stopped a sedan that was coming from Mozambique’ into the country. They searched it and when they wanted to search the engine compartment, the driver said the bonnet is difficult to open and pretended to be looking for a tool to open it and in the process, he disappeared. The team managed to open the bonnet at which point the staggering discovery was made.

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Anyone with information that may assist police in their investigation is requested to contact Sergeant Danny Sanderson of the Hawks at 082 462 1817 or the SAPS Crime Stop number, 08600 10111.

Provincial commissioner, General Mondli Zuma indicated that cross-border policing remains a challenge and more effort needs to be exerted in that regard.

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