Hawks seize drugs worth R1.5m on the N3


Two people have been put into custody for allegedly transporting drugs worth R1.5 million.

Zolile Zikalala (40) and Katlego Phalane (24) both came before the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court and are expected to tender their application for bail in the next 7 days.

The two culprits were charged for their dealings in drugs and were apprehended by members of the Hawks from Pietermaritzburg Serious Organised Crime unit and Crime Intelligence.

According to Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo, members of the Hawks got information about a car transporting drugs.

The said vehicle was intercepted on the N3 near Hilton and the search was conducted. Upon searching the vehicle approximately 30 000 mandrax tables were found.”

The street value of the seized drugs is estimated to be R1.5 million,” said Mhlongo.

He mentioned that the matter was shifted to a later date – October 15.

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