Police have seized a massive cocaine haul off the Saldahna Bay coast in excess of R500 million. In an extensive operation led by Western Cape Organised Crime Narcotics Unit detectives, police have seized nearly 1000 blocks of compressed cocaine from a fishing vessel. The drugs are estimated to be valued[…]
Seven suspects have been nabbed in Cape Town following the discovery of illegal drugs worth over half-a- million rand at a house in Mitchell’s Plain. Police spokesperson, Philani Nkwalase, says a multi-disciplinary team led by the Hawks have found dagga and mandrax tablets in a trunk that was buried in[…]
A second suspect was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a R8.9m drug bust in Somerset West in the Western Cape last week. The 45-year-old suspect is believed to be the lessee of the storage facility in Somerset West Business Park where large quantities of tik, heroin and mandrax were[…]
A 41-year-old alleged Oudtshoorn drug peddler has been arrested after he was found in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R300 000, Western Cape police said on Saturday. Members attached to the Attakwa K9 unit (Oudtshoorn dog unit) acted on information received from the community and pulled[…]
The amount of drugs making their way in and out of South Africa is clearly on the rise, though it also appears the SA Revenue Service is improving in catching the illicit substances before they can be distributed. Statistics released to The Star by Sars show that last month it[…]
A Saudi prince and four other people have been detained in Lebanon in the largest drug seizure in the history of Beirut airport, a security source has said. Prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz was among those detained by airport security while allegedly “attempting to smuggle about two tonnes[…]
A man arrested with a tik haul worth R900 000 will appear in the dock once he has been formally charged, Western Cape police confirmed on Wednesday. The bust took place at about 15:00 on Tuesday afternoon, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said in a statement. “Members of the[…]
A foreign national has been nabbed in Ottery with a stash of drugs estimated to have a street value of R4m. Western Cape police said the discovery and his arrest on Wednesday morning was a “significant blow” to the province’s illegal drug trade. The 32-year-old raised the suspicions of officers[…]
Police have seized a consignment of Mandrax tablets with a street value of R5 million, arresting three suspects in Cape Town, the Hawks said on Tuesday. Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the arrests took place on Sunday in a joint operation involving the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) and Crime[…]
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