The police have arrested three other people linked to the discovery of 400m worth of drugs in a boat transported on the N1 motorway earlier this month.
Rafiek Baderoen, 44, Rashied Baderoen, 48, and Michael Norman, 38, are expected to appear before the District Court of Pretoria on Monday along with co-defendant Niel Pieter van Zyl.
The trio appeared on Monday, June 14th, before the district court of Strand and was escorted to Pretoria from Cape Town under strict police surveillance on Friday afternoon.
You were arrested in Cape Town in connection with the high-profile drug bomb on the N1 in Pretoria on June 2, at the Van Zyl was arrested.
39-year-old Van Zyl was arrested after finding 800 kg of compressed pure cocaine. Police arrested Van Zyl on the N1 to the north near the R21 interchange.
Hawks spokesman Lt-Col Philani Nkwalase said the cocaine was allegedly intended for both local and international markets and from a. A drug syndicate has been organized, which operates in the country that allegedly stored large quantities of cocaine in Gauteng.
“The other suspects have been further investigated into a drug shipment and arrest warrants have been issued by the Western Cape Hawks The SA Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) team on Saturday June 12, 2021. When the team arrived on their premises in Cape Town, they found several people and arrested three suspects , Records and passports of the suspects for further investigation, “said Nkwalase.
The chief of National Hawks, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, welcomed the further arrests.
” This operation proves that we are Can only win the fight against syndicated crimes through a concerted effort, “said Lebeya.