Customs officials have bust a suspect who tried to enter South Africa driving an Opel Corsa loaded with drugs valued at R58 million.
The South African Revenue Service officials say they seized heroin with an estimated value of R58 million at the Lebombo border post with Mozambique last week.
According to a SARS media release, customs officials stopped an Opel Corsa entering South Africa from Mozambique for a routine check on Wednesday evening.
“During the search process, customs officials found 58 plastic bags containing a white substance hidden within the vehicles panels. Each bag contained approximately one kilogram of heroin,” said the statement.
The suspect and the vehicle with the heroin were handed over to the South African Police Service for further investigation.