R84 million’s worth of cocaine seized in Airport Industria

Western Cape police confirmed that R84 million’s worth of cocaine was seized in Airport Industria on Tuesday.


Metro Police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons, initially said that a large amount of cocaine was confiscated as part of a joint operation Metro Police & SAPS in Airport Industria the morning, and that the quantity, and estimated street value of the drugs has yet to be determined.

The police’s Malcolm Pojie said Bishop Lavis SAPS acted on information received about a possible drug consignment at a business premises situated at the Airport Industrial.

‘’SAPS members, with the assistance of Metro Police and Law Enforcement pounced on the premises on Tuesday, 18 April 2023 and ensued with a search of a container when they discovered 16 boxes containing 140 sealed bricks of cocaine with an estimated value of R84 million. The members seized the find weighing approximately 140kg and booked it in as evidence,’’ said Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Pojie


‘’An enquiry docket was opened for further investigation even though no arrest has been made as yet.  The Provincial Detective’s Organised Crime, Narcotics Section has been assigned to investigation the circumstances and possible origin and destination of the drugs,’’ he added


 Done By: Mitchum George