Hawks’ major drug bust

2018-06-05 06:00

More than R4m worth of drugs were confiscated in a major raid in Westgate over the weekend.

The operation was a joint venture with the Hawks’ narcotics enforcement bureau.

Investigations led to the Westgate home where officers searched the premises.

The officers recovered about 11 bags of mandrax tablets worth an estimated street value of more than R4.7m

The Hawks raided the house on Sunday and found the drugs in the boot of a car on the property.

It is believed that more than 100 000 tablets were found and confiscated.

No arrests have been made as the car was found abandonned and the owner of the home was not there at the time of the bust.

In a now viral video, police can be seen carrying out the bags of drugs.

“Neighbours came out to witness what they considered a rare site, as Westgate is considered one of the more quiet areas in Mitchell’s Plain,” says a woman who asked not to be named for safety reasons.

Hawks officials are still seeking suspects and confirm arrests will be made soon.

No further information was available at the time of going to print.

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