Port Elizabeth - The Directorate of Priority Crime (Hawks) on Tuesday said they have seized cocaine coming from Brazil with a street value of R720 million in the Port Elizabeth docks.
The bust was made at the Port Of Ngqura, Coega Harbour and netted 706 kilograms of the drug packed into one kilogram bags.
The operation took place over a period of 12 days and the cocaine was seized on Monday.
At a media briefing on Tuesday in Struandale, National Head of the Hawks, Advocate Godfrey Lebeya said the value of the cocaine could have built an entire village.
Lebeya said the cocaine was concealed on the bottom floor of the ship under more than 3 369 containers in a 30-level ship.