SARS Customs seize 300kg of cocaine worth R1.3 bn in Durban

SARS Customs seize 300kg of cocaine worth R1.3 bn in Durban

The South African Revenue Service and the police have discovered drugs worth over R1.3 billion at the Durban harbour.

Massive cocaine bust at Durban Habour
Supplied: SARS

The pure cocaine found in a container on one of the ships.

The vessel which came from South America was detected after a week-long intelligence driven operation led by the SARS National Targeting Unit. 

Upon arrival the inspection authorities found zinc metal products and several black bags containing 378 bricks of pure cocaine.

The illicit cargo and what appears to be cellular tracking devices were handed over to SAPS for further investigations.

“By working together, government has shown once again that it is determined to fight the scourge of narcotics entering the country and destroying the lives of its users, especially the youth.

“SARS will not tolerate these illegal activities but will rather continue to fulfil its mandate of facilitating legal trade to further economic development of our country.” SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter


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