South Africa intercepts 700kg cocaine consignment

The drugs were stashed at the bottom of a container ship docked in Ngqura.
Members of the Hawks hold bags of cocaine seized in a big bust in the Port Elizabeth docks. Picture: African News Agency (ANA)

Police in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Tuesday intercepted and seized a consignment of cocaine weighing 700 kilogram and is valued at about $50million.

Members of the Hawks hold bags of cocaine seized in a big bust in the Port Elizabeth docks. Picture: African News Agency (ANA)[/caption]

Acting on a tip-off, investigators raided a container ship which docked in Ngqura and found the drugs stashed at the bottom floor of the vessel, 706 bags containing a kilogram each of cocaine.

The ship had arrived from Brazil and was India via Singapore bound.


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