Hawks make huge Kempton Park hash bust

2011-06-15 22:30
Johannesburg - Tons of hashish with an estimated street value of R550m were seized at a freight company in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, on Wednesday by the Hawks.

Spokesperson McIntosh Polela said the Hawks received a tip-off and on arrival found packages in a consignment, covered with two tiles on each side.

The load was declared as tiles to an export company and was due to be exported to Europe. The Hawks discovered 9 050kg of hashish hidden inside.

"The Hawks suspect thatthe latest seizure islinked to a R54bn hashish bust which was made just over two months ago. We are following up on information to track down suspects. No arrests have been made," Polela said.

- SAPA
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