The South African Police Service (SAPS) says an intelligence driven operation by police led to the arrest of two Mozambican nationals drug suspects.
Aged 33 and 38, two Mozambican nationals were caught in possession of a large quantity of Ephedrine drugs worth over R10M.
Precisely, the drugs based on approximated estimate were valued to be worth R10.8 million.
SAPS related that the suspects were stopped just after they passed the Nkomazi tollgate yesterday morning at about 08:00.
“…the suspects’ vehicle was stopped for a search and a police dog detected the drugs. The vehicle was then taken to the police station for an authentic search.
(There,) it was established that the suspects have hidden the drugs in various compartments of the vehicle,” SAPS disclosed.
The drugs were hidden in a spare wheel, seat and the vehicle’s engine compartment.
BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that the suspects are expected to appear before the Kaapmuiden Periodical Court today. They’ll be facing a charge for dealing drugs while Hawks proceed with the investigations.
Meanwhile, Hawks yesterday, celebrated the arrest of two suspects found to be running a clandestine drug laboratory in Terenure, Kempton Park.
About R1.5 million worth of CAT were confiscated including the chemicals that were being used to manufacture the drugs. The suspects will also, appear at the Kempton Park Magistrate Court on Wednesday for manufacturing and dealing drugs.
Nigerians Selling Drugs To Learners
Meanwhile, two Nigerian nationals aged 24 and 30 will as well appear in the Potchefstroom Magistrates’ Court for possession of dagga and mandrax.
As alleged, the police in Potchefstroom received a tip-off about the Nigerian nationals selling dagga to learners.
Thus, the crime fighter conducted a search at the vicinity. With that, they discovered dagga and mandrax with estimated street value of R5000.00.