KWAZULU-NATAL – Members of the Hawks Drug Enforcement Bureau have arrested a suspect in connection with the recovery of approximately 60 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine well known as tik at the Durban harbour on on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old suspect was apprehended in Johannesburg, Auckland Park, after intense undercover operations by the elite unit. The suspect will be transported to Durban where he is expected to be formally charged when he appears at the local Magistrate Court on Monday.
An intelligence driven operation conducted by Hawks, SARS and Durban Harbour ORS members at Durban Container Terminal, recovered approximately 60 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine well known as tik.
The drugs were hidden in the cargo bags which was mixed with food boxes. The street value of the drugs seized is approximately R15 million.
The National Head of the DPCI Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza has applauded the members for the excellent work in apprehending the suspect.
“As we had promised, we mean business and we will never buy our heads in the sand but arrest and expose those that live in the lap of luxury and profit from the misery of ordinary citizens on the ground. We are not yet finished, we still continue with this investigation until everyone behind this find, is behind bars,” he said.