Cocaine worth R200 million stolen from Hawks offices

South African Police Service

Cocaine worth R200 million stolen from Hawks offices
Cocaine worth R200 million stolen from Hawks offices

A case of business burglary has been registered for further investigation following a break-in at the Hawks Serious Organised Crime offices in Port Shepstone between Friday 5 November 2021 at 16:00 and Monday 8 November 2021 at 07:00.

The suspects gained entry into the building by forcing open the windows. One of the safes in the office, which were used to store exhibits, was tampered with.

The suspects stole 541kg cocaine drugs to the street value of R200 000 000 and ransacked the office where safes were kept.

The National Head of the DPCI, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has appointed the Deputy National Head, Lt Gen Tebello Constance Mosikili to conduct an Inquiry into the circumstances of the theft whilst the Detective and Forensic Service has been requested to investigate the matter.

No suspects have been arrested in the matter.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service