Gauteng Hawks, intelligence services join forces after drug seizure at ORTIA

In two separate incidents, the Hawks received tip-offs regarding suspicious cargo destined for Australia, the Netherlands and Canada at the OR Tambo International Airport and FedEx in Meadowdale.

Some of the drugs confiscated at OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter

DURBAN – The Hawks in Gauteng said that they had joined efforts with intelligence services within the police after the discovery of drugs worth about R1.5 million on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In two separate incidents, the Hawks received tip-offs regarding suspicious cargo destined for Australia, the Netherlands and Canada at the OR Tambo International Airport and FedEx in Meadowdale.

Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mulamu: “Upon searching these consignments, some of which were declared as children’s toys and medication, together with Customs we discovered heroin and crystal meth.”

No arrests have been made but Mulamu said that they were following up on intelligence services regarding the suspects’ whereabouts.

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