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Upington cops find over R2m worth of drugs stashed in courier bakkie

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The police are searching for the driver of a courier bakkie that was transporting drugs with an estimated street value of more than R2 million.

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THE UPINGTON police are searching for the driver of a courier bakkie that was transporting drugs with an estimated street value of more than R2 million.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said that the Crime Intelligence unit in Upington, in conjunction with Upington Border Police, acted on intelligence regarding a courier service bakkie that would be transporting a consignment of drugs to Upington.

The team intercepted the bakkie that was transporting the drugs in Paballelo location on Friday, at around 2pm.

Tawana said the vehicle was loaded with compressed dagga weighing 30.2kg, crystal meth (tik) weighing 6.35 kilograms and 10 bundles of plants.

He said the vehicle was confiscated but the driver is still at large.

“The identified courier bakkie was spotted in Paballelo, but the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot when he realised that the police were onto him. The suspect is still at large and the courier bakkie was confiscated,” Tawana said.

He added that the Northern Cape provincial police management “applauded” the members that were involved in the operation.

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