Hawks have arrested three folks in possession of heroin powder.
They had been caught whereas transporting near R90m price of heroin powder from Mozambique into northern KwaZulu-Natal.
In keeping with Hawks provincial spokesperson, Capt Simphiwe Mhlongo in a press release on Thursday, he disclosed that members of the Richards Bay Severe Organised Investigation unit along with the Mpumalanga Crime Intelligence members launched the operation and made the bust.
Mhlongo mentioned the joint workforce confiscated heroin powder present in a truck with an estimated worth of about R87.5m.
The three suspects nabbed within the bust had been additionally arrested.
The suspects made use of a custom-built truck to hide the medication.
The members instantly began their search operation on the truck after they intercepted it in Hluhluwe.
“The Hawks in collaboration with the Mpumalanga Crime Intelligence found 342.5kg of the drug inside what’s believed to be a purpose-built conceal in a truck which was coming from Mozambique by way of Swaziland to KwaZulu-Natal.”
“Nearly 250 packets of heroin had been discovered hidden in a false partition which was newly painted. Members needed to minimize open the compartment with the intention to entry the medication.”
The motive force and two passengers have been charged and can seem in court docket quickly.