Report by Felicia Mogoboya
GAUTENG: A 39-year-old suspect has been arrested on the N1 North near the 21 Flying saucer interchange by a multi-disciplinary team comprising of the South African Narcotic Enforcement Bureau (SANED Head Office), Pretoria Serious Organized Crime, Tactical Operations Management Sections (TOMS) of the Hawks with the assistance of Crime Intelligence Head Office. It is alleged that a bakkie that was towing a 12-foot ski boat was stopped after information was received. Upon searching the boat, the team found 800kg of compressed pure cocaine with an estimated street value of R400 million.
The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation National Head, Lt Gen Godfrey Lebeya lauded the team, “today’s drug seizure had dealt a blow to these illegal activities, let us not leave any stone unturned in addressing the proliferation of illegal drugs within the country”. Furthermore investigations are continuing and more arrests are imminent.