Duo arrested for R2m couriered tik parcel

2015-10-09 11:53
One of the men who was nabbed for the R2m tik parcel. (Photo supplied by Western Cape police)

One of the men who was nabbed for the R2m tik parcel. (Photo supplied by Western Cape police)

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Cape Town - Two men will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court on Monday after being nabbed with a couriered parcel containing tik worth R2m, provincial police have confirmed.

Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said in a statement that a tip-off was received by members of the border police anti-drug smuggling unit based at Cape Town International Airport on Thursday morning.

A parcel containing drugs was to be collected at a company based at Airport Industria having apparently been couriered from Kempton Park, Gauteng.

Police performed observation duties and, when two men in a Fiat hatchback, left the businesses at about 09:00, they were pulled over by the officers.

“Upon searching the vehicle they discovered a bag containing smaller bags of tik in the front of the [car]. The members then searched a box in the boot from which they recovered more bags containing tik,” he said.

The 7kg of the drug, with an estimated street value of R2m, was seized.

The two suspects, a 30-year-old man from Durbanville and 34-year-old man from Kuils River, were arrested for dealing in drugs.

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