The Hawks have recovered a massive cache of cocaine worth R240 million at the Durban Harbour.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Nomthandazo Mbambo stated that the team received information about a container staffed with cocaine in an MSC vessel coming from South America.

The container was loaded with wooden flooring boards which cocaine had concealed within the consignment.

“On arrival, the container was searched. It was discovered that between the boards, there was large black sports bags, each with bricks of cocaine. The drugs weighed 600 kilograms with an estimated street value of R240 million,” stated Mbambo.

No arrests were made at this stage pending the ongoing investigation.

“I appreciate the efforts by the members of the DPCI in disrupting the supply of the drugs,”
Hawks’ National Head, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya said.

“With the cargo safely in good hands, we shall now be focussing on the perpetrators,” he added.

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