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Hawks investigate drug cartel after R700 million bust

South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) along with authorities overseas are investigating an international drug smuggling cartel. This after Monday’s R700 million cocaine bust in Port Elizabeth. Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said investigations are ongoing. “We are talking about uncut crack cocaine that is worth more than R700[…]

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Drugs worth R20m found in car

Drugs worth more than R20 million were found in a car near a town in the Karoo early on Sunday morning. A Nigerian man, 49, and a 28-year-old Zimbabwean woman were driving along the N1 from Johannesburg to Cape Town with the stash. The police would not say near which[…]

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R9 million cocaine bust at OR Tambo Airport

Customs officials and the detector dog unit intercepted 30kg of cocaine valued at R9 million at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International on Monday afternoon‚ the South African Revenue Service says. “The tagless black bag arrived on a flight from Sao Paolo‚ arousing a lot of suspicious activity around it‚” Sars said[…]

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Woman arrested after cocaine found in Salticrax box

A 36-year-old woman was arrested at the Cape Town International Airport for the possession of cocaine on Thursday. Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said in a statement that cocaine with an estimated street value of R300 000 was found in the woman’s luggage, stashed inside a Salticrax box. She said[…]

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