Coke worth R24m seized at Cape harbour

2012-07-17 19:34

Cape Town - Twenty blocks of cocaine with an estimated street value of R24m have been seized at Cape Town Harbour, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said a crime intelligence unit raided the harbour on Monday afternoon after receiving information that the drugs were being smuggled in a ship container.

"The container, that was destined for a cold storage company in Montague Gardens, Cape Town, was intercepted and searched," he said.

"The members found loads of frozen products destined to be produced into animal food, as well as a black sports bag containing 20 blocks of pure cocaine."

He said preliminary investigations revealed that the drugs originated in South America.

No arrests had been made.

  • - 2012-07-17 20:37

    Is it wrong that I wish I could see a huge drug bust like this happen? I'm sure it is nothing like it is in the movies though. Good work by the SAPS. Hoping that the drugs forfeited to the State get dealt with in a proper manner!

      alansmartSnr - 2012-07-17 22:12

      Aawww Gee.. There goes my week-end trip to Never Ever Land. Congrats to the SAPD..and all concerned. Keep up the good work.

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-07-17 20:43

    Should have swapped the drugs for useless powder and then watch the dealers/suppliers slug it out.

      dee.980 - 2012-07-18 00:46

      lol!!! I love the way your mind works :))))

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-18 08:34

      F%&king hell! You're hot!

      thisismyFBemailaddress - 2012-07-18 09:40

      you sure thats her photo?

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-18 09:44

      @ thisismyFBemailaddress - Her FB profile seems legit so I don't think she will post a fake photo of her for her friends to see...

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-07-17 20:48

    Great work by the Police, but what happens to the drugs? Hope the Drug Lords are sent to prison for life.

      Lennon Chenga - 2012-07-17 21:50

      They auction them if they are not claimed within 30days!!! Lol!!

      Jellyarse - 2012-07-18 03:28

      It goes out to tender!

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-17 20:56

    It's high time that we start treating drug smugglers and drug dealers the same way the Chinese or the Thai treat them.

  • lownabester - 2012-07-17 21:09

    Plenty, just hope its safe in storage, our Police love to steal. Keep it safe!~!!

  • alaina.nel.12 - 2012-07-17 21:11

    Fantastic.Good news for South Africa,the obiding ones.Proud of the police that did this drug job.....

  • Billy - 2012-07-18 01:25

    good! its a horrible drug!

  • Monster Monti - 2012-07-18 06:36

    Add Brandy and you end up with a relaxing sundowner

  • tatsee - 2012-07-18 09:14

    Oh,Coke as in the drug not Coca-Cola!

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-07-18 09:53

    Seems like Cape Town is giving Limpopo a good run for their money, making news for the bad reasons! Does the sun shine in Cape Town?

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