JOHANNESBURG – A Mozambican national will appear before the Barberton Magistrate’s Court on Monday for trafficking heroin worth R50-million.
The 49-year-old man was arrested at the Nkomazi Toll Gate on the N4 in Mpumalanga on Sunday.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Gerald Sedibe told enca.com that the heroin was stashed into the fuel tank of a Prado driven by the suspect.
Sedibe says the vehicle had two fuel tanks, one of which was disconnected in order to hide the drugs.
A police officer from the White River K9 Unit was acting on a tip-off when he made the arrest, Sedibe said.
The officer and his dog searched the suspicious-looking Prado and found the white stuff.
Police believe the pure Afghan heroin was destined for Gauteng.
The provincial commissioner commended the work of the K9 officer and all involved, Sedibe added.