A 30-year-old minibus taxi driver was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle heroin with an estimated street value of R2 million into South Africa from Namibia.
A 30-YEAR-old minibus taxi driver was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle heroin with an estimated street value of R2 million into South Africa from Namibia.
The taxi driver was arrested at the Vioolsdrift border post on Monday.
“It is alleged that a Toyota Quantum travelling from Namibia was searched at the border post at 12.15am, when police members discovered the drugs hidden under the driver’s seat,” said Northern Cape police spokesperson Colonel Mashay Gamieldien.
“According to the driver, he was requested to deliver the package in Cape Town. The street value of the heroin is estimated at R2 million.”
Gamieldien said the taxi driver, who is from Philippi in Cape Town, was expected to appear in the Springbok Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of dealing in drugs.
“The police in the Northern Cape will continue unabatedly to squeeze the space for drug dealers operating in the Province,” said Gamieldien.