Thursday, January 29, 2009

South Africa’s biggest drug bust



I arrived home this evening just in time to see this good news on e-TV’s 10 o’clock news. Since 6 o’clock I’ve been occupied in a meeting that concerned the rehabilitation of children involved in drug addiction, and how we were going to raise funds for a new group called “Adopt A Drug Addict” I was feeling a bit on the low side, but my spirits were considerably lifted when I heard about this major drug bust.

The good news:
A consignment of cocaine with a street value of R200-million was seized at Durban harbour this afternoon. The 200kg consignment of cocaine was found stashed in a rucksack in one of the cabins of a ship from South America, said national police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Vish Naidoo. This is believed to be the South Africa’s biggest drug-bust to date. The ship is believed to have begun its voyage in Argentina.

"We are not sure where it was destined for nor the South American port it came from, but it is a Liberian ship," Naidoo said.

A man was arrested during the raid on the ship, and is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Sources:
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=nw20090129193135470C742262

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2461313,00.html


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