South Africa: Man Busted With R38 Million Worth of Heroin

The Organised Crime Unit of the Hawks in Middelburg and Secunda, Mpumalanga together with Ermelo Crime Intelligence officers have arrested a Cape Town man with 38 bags of heroin, valued at R38 million on Wednesday.

The officers were acting on information about a suspicious vehicle transporting drugs through the Oshoek Port of Entry. The 33-year-old man was stopped at Middelburg and the drugs were found inside his vehicle.

He will appear before the Middelburg Magistrate’s Court today (Thursday), facing charges of dealing in drugs.

Meanwhile seven suspects, aged between 22 and 55 years were caught in the act of packaging heroin to the estimated street value of R225 000 at Savannah Park near Marianhill, KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday night.

The Hawks, Chatsworth Crime Intelligence and the Shongweni K9 unit members embarked on an operation which was aimed at ridding the area of drug dealers.

The suspects will appear before the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

SOURCE: South African Police Service