R3,7 million worth of heroin recovered at Klawer weighbridge

Efforts to eradicate the illegal distribution of drugs in our communities yielded positive results when members of Operation Restore and Traffic Services stopped and searched a vehicle at the Klawer weighbridge.

The search was as a result of information that was received about a silver Jaguar with a trailer carrying a Jetta that is en-route to Cape Town with drugs hidden in the vehicles.

The vehicle, fitting the description was stopped and searched.

During the search of the vehicle, three bags containing heroin were found in the boot of the vehicle. Upon an extended search of the Jetta, the members found 50 more bags possibly containing heroin hidden in the back seat of the vehicle.

The estimated street value of the drugs is R3,7 million.

A 60-year-old man was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of drugs.

The suspect is due to make a court appearance in the Klawer Magistrate’s Court on 17 April 2023.

SAPS Newsroom

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