Police recover more than R4 million worth of suspected cocaine during a minor accident

Police recover more than R4 million worth of suspected cocaine during a minor accident

Once again Police made a major breakthrough and apprehended a 23-year-old man with about R4 583 370 worth of suspected cocaine on the N4 Road during a minor accident at Valencia near Nelspruit this afternoon, Thursday 02 May 2024.

According to a report, a white KIA bakkie, pulling a trailer, was traveling on the said road when the trailer somehow broke from the truck, resulting in a slight accident.

Members of the Police from Nelspruit SAPS attended the accident.

Upon arrival, members smelt the rat and discovered that the courier vehicle has spilled about 8 crates of some white powder (substances). As members were suspicious, they immediately called their counterparts from the K9 Unit of the Police as well as members from Directorate for Priority Crime Investigative (DPCI) Unit to come on board.

It was during this period when the astute members realised that the substance found, weighing at about 11 kilograms, is a subject to Police investigation. Police are more convinced that the powder is nothing else but cocaine.

As a result, an inquiry was opened meanwhile the driver was taken in for further questioning.

The confiscated substances will undergo some tests as part of the probe.

Without speculating, Police are adamant that the consignment could have been on its way to places in the Gauteng Province however that part will be left to the investigators who will surely share more light as the probe continues.

It is against this backdrop that the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has commended members of the Police for their vigilance and once again the General reiterated a call for members of the public to work hand in hand with the Police in the fight against crime.

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