Hawks swoop on drug smuggler


Hawks swoop on drug smuggler

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65 Packets of  crystal methamphetamine with a street value of about R19.5m were seized. (Photo: Hawks)

65 Packets of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of about R19.5m were seized. (Photo: Hawks)

The Hawks arrested a 47 year-old male at the Lebombo border post on Friday afternoon 3 June on charges of dealing in drugs.

Hawks spokesperson, Capt. Dineo Sekgotodi said a total of 65 packets of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of about R19.5m were seized.

Capt. Sekgotodi said the arrest came after members of the Hawks responded to information received that a suspect driving a Nissan bakkie was about to smuggle drugs into South Africa from Mozambique.

The bakkie was spotted at the Lebombo border gate at about 15:00 where it was stopped and searched.

The packets of drugs were found hidden in the bodywork of the vehicle.

The suspect was taken into custody and is due to appear in the Komatipoort Magistrates’s Court on

Monday 6 June and faces charges of dealing in narcotics.

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