Information from the South African Police Service (SAPS) has it that the Pongola SAPS and other SAPS units busted R101 million heroin at the Golele border.
The R1o1 million heroin was uncovered when the crime fighters conducted an operation after it was hinted that some drug dealer will be transporting drugs through the Golela border in a unique modified bakkie.
According to SAPS, its members intercepted the vehicle on the N2 near Pongola. When the vehicle was searched, a total of 145 bags of a substance suspected to be heroin was found hidden in a concealed compartment of the vehicle’s loading bin.
Adding that the estimated street value of the recovered drugs is R101 million, SAPS disclosed that two men and a woman were arrested for being in possession of the drug.
Already, the suspects aged between 20 and 43 will be appearing before the Pongola Magistrates Court today for possession of drugs.
Confirming this incident, KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised the SAPS members who confiscated the huge consignment of drugs.
“This is the Back to Basics approach in action. Police officers immediately launched an operation once the intelligence was relayed to them.
“The suspects were intercepted before the drugs could be distributed. We are very pleased that this consignment will not reach our streets where it will cause untold damages,” Langa said.
Meanwhile, SAPS members cracked a stock theft syndicate in Limpopo and arrested two suspects believed to be members of the syndicate stealing stock from a number of areas in the province.
As it happened, information was received about suspects selling suspected stolen sheep. The Provincial Tracking Team reacted swiftly and arrested two suspects, aged 26 and 35 years.
From our gatherings, 14 suspected stolen sheep were recovered during the arrest. It was later confirmed that the sheep were stolen the previous night at Phofu village in Ga-Matlala area outside Polokwane.
SAPS related that the suspects have been linked to a series of stock theft cases in the Matlala, Moletjie and Mokopane areas. With that, the Police Service disclosed that the suspects will soon appear before Seshego Magistrate Court.