Cocaine with 240 million recovered

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The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team recovered drugs that weighed 600 kilograms with an estimated street value of R240 million.

The team received information about the MSC vessel that was sailing from South America to South Africa transporting containers with wooden flooring boards which had cocaine concealed within the consignment.

Hawks’ spokesperson Brigadier Nomthandazo Mbambo said on arrival, the container was searched. “It was discovered that between the boards, there were large black sports bags, each with bricks of cocaine”. 

No arrests were made at this stage pending the ongoing investigation.

The Hawks’ National Head, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya is pleased with the efforts of the members of the DPCI who are disrupting the supply of the drugs. No one has been arrested and investigations are continuing.

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