Tebogo Msimanga |
A 43-year-old man is expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court on Friday facing charges of illegal dealing in drugs.
The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team in the East Rand received intelligence regarding a suspicious consignment at a packaging company in Spartan, near Kempton Park on Wednesday.
Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu of Gauteng Hawks said upon arrival, authorities inspected the alleged consignment and discovered suspected crystal meth.
Mulamu said the police kept surveillance on the suspected consignment. Authorities pounced on the suspect after he dropped off the positively identified consignment at a shipment warehouse in Pomona, declared as swimming pool pump and acid, destined for Australia.
“Narcotics weighing 11.6kg with an estimated street value of R3.6 million were seized for further investigation.”