R29,3 Million worth of cocaine recovered, Lebombo Port of Entry

South African Police Service

R29,3 Million worth of cocaine recovered, Lebombo Port of Entry
R29,3 Million worth of cocaine recovered, Lebombo Port of Entry. Photo: SAPS

Alleged haul Cocaine to the estimated value of about R29,3 Million haul was reportedly found in a truck which was intercepted in Lebombo Port of Entry on Saturday morning, 3 December 2022 between 10:00 and 11:00.

It is alleged that the driver of a truck (with Gauteng registration number plates) which crossed the Port of Entry from the country of Mozambique into South Africa is said to have declared his consignment as hair pieces.

After the cargo was cleared, the truck was handpicked for further inspection by customs officials.

According to information, whilst officials were still busy, the driver sneaked away under the pretence that he was going to get hold of the truck owner.

He reportedly disappeared into thin air before officials discovered the 200 kg’s of suspected drugs (cocaine) hidden inside the said truck. Both the truck and the luggage were confiscated for further investigation.

No arrest has been made so far but police are doing their best to locate the truck driver as well as the truck owner.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela is delighted with regard to the interception of the substances that was made by the Customs officials.

The General further mentioned that ever since the Port of Entry was visited to evaluate the state of readiness before the festive season last week, all stakeholders committed to ensure a festive season that is free from Crime hence this major breakthrough.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service