WESTERN CAPE – The Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau assisted by Crime Intelligence Gathering executed a warrant of arrest on 13 February 2023 for two wanted suspects aged 43 and 45. They will appear in the Athlone Magistrates’ Court on 15 February 2023. This is resultant of an ongoing investigation into the confiscation of R400 million worth of cocaine in August last year where three men were arrested.
On 4 August 2022, an operation was conducted by the Hawks assisted by Crime Intelligence Gathering and Western Cape Traffic officials on the N1 highway near a service station where a truck was intercepted. Cocaine worth more than R400 million concealed in false wooden boards in the truck was recovered.
Ebrahim Kara (39), Meshack Mzungezi Ngobese (47) and Elias Radebe (42) were arrested. They were charged with dealing in drugs and they have been in custody since their arrest. They will appear in the Khayelitsha Regional Court on 17 February 2023.
Source: South African Police Service