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39-year-old man arrested for cocaine worth R400-million in Centurion

A 39-year-old suspect has been nabbed for Cocaine with an estimated street value of R400-million in the N1 highway in Centurion, Gauteng on Wednesday. This arrest was confirmed by police spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale. The suspect was arrested by a multi-disciplinary team consisting the South African Narcotic Enforcement Bureau and Pretoria Serious Organised Crime. 

It is alleged that a bakkie that was towing a 12-foot ski boat was stopped after information was received. Mogale said, after looking through the boat the group found 800kg of packed unadulterated cocaine.

“Upon searching the boat, the team found 800kg of compressed pure cocaine with an estimated street value of R400 million.  Investigations are continuing and more arrests are imminent” she said.

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation National Head, Lt Gen Godfrey Lebeya lauded the team.

“today’s drug seizure has dealt a blow to these illegal activities of international orgnised criminal groups. We shall leave no stone unturned in addressing the proliferation of illegal drugs for either local consumption or for transit to other jurisdictions” he said.

Mogale indicted that the suspect is due to appear in court for being in possession position with drugs.

“The suspect is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Friday, 04 June 2021.” She said.

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