In a recent drug bust which could be categorized as one of the biggest in South Africa, a huge amount of Heroine worth a whooping amount of R50m en route to Gauteng has been seized by the police.
The drug bust unfolded as a member of the White River K9 Unit conducted a routine search with the help of a K9 police dog on a Toyota Prado that raised eyebrows.
The car was pulled over by the officer at the Nkomazi Toll Gate on the N4 in Mpumalanga on Sunday, and while the officer and his dog checked the vehicle, the trained dog exhibited positive reaction to one of the two fuel tanks on the Toyota car.
The police officer followed the dog’s lead and went ahead to search the fuel tank and found a stash of heroine worth millions neatly packed in the fuel tank. The driver of the vehicle was reported to be coming from Mozambique to deliver the drugs somewhere in Gauteng. Said Police spokesperson Sergeant Gerald Sedibe.
“Drugs estimated at R50 million were found stashed inside a petrol tank. The car was coming from Mozambique heading to Gauteng,” he said.
After further investigations on the fuel tank, police discovered that it contained pure Afghani Heroine. The Afghani drugs were packed in small water proof bags and neatly stashed inside the tank in a way that could never raise any suspicion.
The discovery of the heroine in the fuel tank led to the instant arrest of the driver of the vehicle in order to get more information to aide further investigation.