Drugs worth R2.6m found in Karoo bust

2016-04-20 12:05

Cape Town - Drugs with an estimated street value of R2.6m were found hidden in a light delivery vehicle in the Karoo, resulting in the arrest of a Nigerian man for drug dealing, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

The haul was discovered when officers pulled over the "suspicious" vehicle for an inspection at 01:00 on Tuesday, spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said. 

One kilogram of cocaine was found hidden in a false compartment of the chassis. A more thorough search revealed 1kg of cocaine and 5.2kg of tik hidden in compartments under the canopy.

A 39-year-old Nigerian man living in Dunoon, Cape Town, was arrested for drug dealing and would appear in court once charged.

The bust and the arrest were a major blow to the drug trade, Traut said.

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