A joint operation by the Hawks Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) and Crime Intelligence team have struck yet another blow to drug trafficking outfits operating in Cape Town on Monday, September 28.
Two suspects, aged 44 and 41, were arrested in a coordinated police operation while transporting an assortment of illegal drugs exceeding R2-million from a storage facility in Cape Town.
The joint team acted on information about a consignment of drugs at the storage facility. The first suspect was spotted loading boxes into his vehicle as the police conducted waylay duties.
“A search was conducted on his vehicle and compressed dagga was found in the three boxes. This led the team to search the storage unit where 14 more bales as well as 18 stripe bags with compressed dagga valued at approximately R2-million were found and the suspect was arrested,” said SAPS spokesperson Zinzi Hani, in a statement.
A more than R2 million drug bust has been made in Cape Town. At least two suspects in their forties were also nabbed…
The initial waylay duties continued as planned and the second suspect was spotted at a nearby garage. A subsequent police search of his vehicle uncovered further heroin worth R60 000. The assortment of drugs as well as the two suspects’ vehicles were seized for further investigation.
The duo is expected to appear at the Philippi Magistrate Court on September 30 to face charges of dealing in drugs.
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