They have been caught whereas transporting near R90m value of heroin powder from Mozambique into northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Based on Hawks provincial spokesperson, Capt Simphiwe Mhlongo in a press release on Thursday, he disclosed that members of the Richards Bay Severe Organised Investigation unit along with the Mpumalanga Crime Intelligence members launched the operation and made the bust.
Mhlongo mentioned the joint crew confiscated heroin powder present in a truck with an estimated worth of about R87.5m.
The three suspects nabbed within the bust have been additionally arrested.
The suspects made use of a custom-built truck to hide the medication.
The members instantly began their search operation on the truck after they intercepted it in Hluhluwe.
“The Hawks in collaboration with the Mpumalanga Crime Intelligence found 342.5kg of the drug inside what’s believed to be a purpose-built cover in a truck which was coming from Mozambique through Swaziland to KwaZulu-Natal.”
“Virtually 250 packets of heroin have been discovered hidden in a false partition which was newly painted. Members needed to lower open the compartment as a way to entry the medication.”
The driving force and two passengers have been charged and can seem in court docket quickly.