South Africa – On Tuesday, the Directorate of Priority Crime (Hawks) revealed that they have seized cocaine coming from Brazil with a street value of R720 million in the Port Elizabeth docks.
The National Head of the Hawks, Advocate Godfrey Lebeya, during a media briefing on Tuesday revealed that the value of the cocaine could have built an entire village.
Lebeya said the cocaine was concealed on the bottom floor of the ship under more than 3 369 containers in a 30-level ship.
He said: “The crooks were determined to ensure that nobody would detect this. This was designed to evade detection.”