In a significant operation, the police force successfully confiscated a substantial amount of cocaine at the port of Gqeberha, located in the Eastern Cape. The seizure, which took place on Thursday, involved a whopping 35 blocks of cocaine. Police seize cocaine worth R65m in port of Gqeberha.
The cocaine was discovered aboard a vessel that had journeyed to South Africa from Brazil. The members of the Gqeberha seaport were acting on intelligence information when they intercepted the vessel as it was docking on Thursday. The spokesperson for the police, Brig Athlenda Mathe, confirmed these details.
Arrests and Investigations
Despite the successful seizure, no arrests have been made in connection with the bust. The investigation is ongoing, and the authorities are working diligently to apprehend those responsible for this illicit drug trade.
Police seize cocaine worth R65m in port of Gqeberha
This operation marks the third massive drug bust by the police in a span of just three weeks. The other two significant seizures also involved cocaine and took place in KwaZulu-Natal. The total value of the cocaine seized in these operations is an astounding R150 million. Brig Athlenda Mathe provided this information, underscoring the relentless efforts of the police force in combating drug trafficking.
Commendation from the National Police Commissioner
The National Police Commissioner, Gen Fannie Masemola, has commended the team responsible for the latest bust. He praised the effective use of intelligence and the dedication of the members on the ground throughout the country. According to Masemola, these efforts are instrumental in clamping down on all forms of criminality, including the illicit drug trade. The commissioner’s words serve as a testament to the unwavering commitment of the police force in ensuring the safety and security of the nation.