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Cocaine worth R400 million found hidden inside truck

Three men have been arrested with a consignment of cocaine worth R400 million. Photo: Hawks

Three men have been arrested with a consignment of cocaine worth R400 million. Photo: Hawks

Published Aug 5, 2022

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Cape Town - Three men have been arrested after they were found with R400 million worth of cocaine hidden in a secret compartment of a truck travelling via the Winelands to Athlone.

This after the Hawks received vital information that the cargo on the truck was drugs.

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Hawks spokesperson Zinzi Hani said when the truck was stopped along Jan Smuts Avenue, they found drugs worth R400 million hidden in a false wooden board at the back of the truck.

Three men have been arrested with a consignment of cocaine worth R400 million. Photo: Hawks

Hani explained: “The Hawks together with Crime Intelligence and Western Cape Traffic arrested three men who were in possession of a large consignment of cocaine with an estimated value of more than R 400 million.

“It is reported that on Thursday, August 04, 2022, the team followed up on information about a truck, suspected to be transporting drugs.

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“An operation was organised on the N1 freeway and the truck was spotted at Winelands Engen garage travelling towards Cape Town.

“The vehicle was intercepted and a search was conducted wherein a large quantity of drugs was found hidden in false wooden boards at the back of the truck.

“The three men, aged 39, 42 and 47 will appear in the Athlone Magistrate on Monday, August 8, 2022, for first appearance.”

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