This will undoubtedly strengthen the insinuations about drug crime in South Africa. Another foreigner was busted with over R2m drugs in Karoo.
Instances abounds where foreign nationals were linked to drug crimes in South Africa. The common belief, albeit not officially is that foreign nationals, especially Nigerians, are South Africa’s drug problem.
Few days ago, two foreign nationals were arrested in a R80 million mandrax bust at the Kopfontein border post in the North West.
Now, reports have it that another foreigner, a Nigerian suspect, was arrested in Karoo today after the police busted him driving a vehicle with over R2m drugs.
Confirming this incident, the Western Cape police spokesperson, Andrè Traut, related that the arrest took place at around 1 AM when the police caught sight of the suspicious vehicle and decided to check it out.
According to Traut, “the vehicle was [stopped] for a routine inspection, which led to the discovery of cocaine hidden in a false compartment in the undercarriage.
This prompted the members to intensify their search which resulted in a further…cocaine…being found in the bodywork of the vehicle in compartments under the canopy,” Traut narrated.
And further commented that they “are pleased with the outcome of” their “intervention and regard the seizure and subsequent arrest of the suspect” as “a major blow to the drug trade.”
As estimated, the total street value of the confiscated drugs is worth over R2m. It was precisely valued at R2.6 million.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the suspect, a 39-year-old Nigerian operates from a hot-spot in Cape Town. He’s expected to soon appear in court after he’s charged accordingly.