Tebogo Msimanga |
Three suspects were arrested after they were found with heroin powder with a street value of about R87.5 million
The Hawks together with the Mpumalanga Crime Intelligence discovered 342.5 kg of the drug inside what is believed to be a purpose built hide in a truck which was coming from Mozambique via Swaziland to KwaZulu-Natal.
The truck was stopped at Hluhluwe in KwaZulu Natal and the team immediately started with the search. The hawks found almost 250 packets of heroin .
The driver and two passengers were immediately placed under arrest and they will appear in court soon.
The National Head of the DPCI Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has welcomed the arrest and seizure of the drugs which would have generated a hefty amount of profit for criminals who are involved in the drug supply.
“It is worrisome to imagine as to how many lives were going to be wasted through addiction and crime triggered by the use of these hard core dependence producing substances,” said Lebeya.