Hawks seize R111m worth of drugs at Durban harbour

The Durban based Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau has made a massive R111 million drug bust at the Durban Harbour.

The link regarding the recovery of the consignment of suspected cocaine in a vessel at the Durban Harbour is under investigation as the owner could not be immediately identified.

Circumstances are that, on Saturday 18 June 2022, the Hawks team and SAPS Operational Response Services were alerted about suspicious consignment in a vessel that was ferrying trucks.

Hawks seize R111m worth of drugs at Durban harbour

The team arrived at the said place and recovered canvas bags with 265 bricks of cocaine.

Read also: R240 Million Drug Bust At Durban Harbour

265 bricks of cocaine recovered at Durban harbour
265 bricks of cocaine were recovered. Photo: SAPS

The drugs have an estimated value of R111 million. Preliminary investigation was conducted and the ownership of the shipment could not be located.

The drugs were seized subject to an ongoing investigation. No arrest has been made at this stage.

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