Drugs worth R15m found in Sandton hotel

2015-02-27 15:40

Seven people were arrested after drugs with an estimated street value of R15 million were confiscated in a Sandton hotel room, the Hawks said.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said police yesterday found 42kg of methamphetamine, commonly known as Tik, in one of the rooms at a hotel in Sandton.

“Swift investigation led to the arrest of four Nigerian nationals, one local male and two females. One suspect was found with 14kg more Tik in his vehicle,” he said today.

“The total value of the recovered drugs is R15 million. One vehicle was also seized.”

Mulaudzi said the seven, aged between 30 and 51, were expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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