The Hawks’ SA Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) made another sizeable crystal meth (tik) drug bust over the weekend in Worcester in the Western Cape. Two suspects were arrested.
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A multidisciplinary team led by SANEB acted on a tip-off about suspects who were heading to Cape Town from Gauteng with a truck carrying drugs.
Members of the Breederivier K9 Unit spotted the truck and brought it to a halt at Bergsig Garage on Saturday, 12 November.
“Upon conducting a search, with the assistance of the K9 narcotics dog ‘Alkali”. Alkali pointed out drugs sealed in a black rucksack with Tupperware holders containing “tik”,” said Hawks spokesperson, Zinzi Hani.
The tik has an estimated street value of approximately R1.5 million. Two suspects – aged 22 and 31 – were arrested on the spot and appeared before the Worcester Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 14 November, on charges of dealing drugs. The case was postponed to Tuesday, as the duo needed an interpreter.
In an unrelated incident in Pietermaritzburg, the Hawks arrested a 33-year-old truck driver for transporting a load of tik that was worth R5.2 million in July 2022.
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