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Cocaine worth R84 million recovered, Airport Industrial, CT

Continued efforts to eradicate the trafficking of drugs and to give the lucrative drug trade a major blow, gained momentum when members attached to Bishop Lavis SAPS acted on information received about a possible drug consignment at a business premises situated at the Airport Industrial.

SAPS members, with the assistance of Metro Police and Law Enforcement pounced on the premises on Tuesday, 18 April 2023 and ensued with a search of a container when they discovered 16 boxes containing 140 sealed bricks of cocaine with an estimated value of R84 million.

The members seized the find weighing approximately 140kg and booked it in as evidence.

An enquiry docket was opened for further investigation even though no arrest has been made as yet.

The Provincial Detective’s Organised Crime, Narcotics Section has been assigned to investigation the circumstances and possible origin and destination of the drugs.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape police, Lt Gen Thembisile Patekile has praised all those involved in making this collaboration a sounding success, eradicating the spread and illegal trafficking of drugs in the Province.

SAPS Newsroom

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