A 56-year-old Johannesburg man was captured by South African Police Administration (SAPS) officials during a barricade at Calvinia this previous week after medications with an expected road estimation of nearly R4 million were discovered covered up in an extra tire in his bakkie, Northern Cape police said.
Man captured for drugs worth nearly R4 million covered up in his extra tire
“The suspect was found in possession of 12.6kg of crystal methamphetamine [tik] with an estimated street value of R3,971,268,” Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba said in a statement.
The medications were covered up in the extra wheel of the bakkie he was driving. A void concealed compartment was additionally found in the seat of the bakkie.
The suspect was allegedly driving from the Eastern Cape to Cape Town. The suspect was required to show up in the Calvinia Justices' Court on Monday. The Directorate for Need Wrongdoing Examination (Falcons) would explore the case further, Ramatseba said.
Source: African News Agency