Feb 9, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Cocaine worth more than R100m found on vessel in Durban harbour

A total of 265 blocks of cocaine worth R111 million were discovered hidden in bags on Saturday on board a ship ferrying trucks at the Port of Durban.

On Tuesday, the Hawks said members of the Narcotics – Enforcement offices in Durban made the discovery after a tip.

“On Saturday, the Hawks team and police operational services were informed of a suspicious shipment in a trucked ship.

< p>“The team arrived and recovered canvas bags containing 265 bricks of cocaine. The drugs are valued at an estimated R111 million.

“Preliminary investigations have been conducted and ownership of the shipment has not been located.”

The Hawks said they were investigating the source of the drugs and no arrests were made.

Last year The Sunday Times reported that 541kg of cocaine was stolen following a break-in at the Hawks’ home in Port Shepstone on the south KwaZulu-Natal coast became. The drugs, worth R200 million, were seized in June and were being held in a safe on the ground floor. The suspects gained entry to the building by forcibly opening the windows.


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