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Two in court for endeavor to move R1, 5 worth of gem meth

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Pretoria - Two men, who are far off nationals, were on Thursday showing up in the Witbank Magistrate's Court after they were captured by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) in Mpumalanga for supposedly shipping precious stone meth esteemed at more than R1, 5 million from Mozambique. 


Falcons representative Colonel Katlego Mogale said the pair, who were going in a truck, was gone to Gauteng area. 


"Two presumes matured 26 and 38 are showing up in the Witbank Magistrates court today after they were captured in a knowledge driven activity by the Middelburg-based Hawks' Serious Organized Crime Investigation group on the N4 expressway close to the Bethal exit ramp," said Mogale. 


"Police got data about the truck that was shipping drugs from Mozambique to the Gauteng territory. They continued to the road where a truck with two outside nationals was halted." 


She said a pursuit was led, and recently welded compartments were found at the rear of the truck. 


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34 plastic holders with gem meth, each gauging a kilogram, were discovered hidden in that compartment. 


"The two men were quickly captured and charged for ownership of medications. The medications had an expected road worth of more than R1.5 million," said Mogale. 


Last week, a 39-year-elderly person showed up in the Komatipoort Magistrate's Court accused of unlawful ownership of abalone, which was seized at the Lebombo port of passage connecting South Africa and Mozambique. 


Falcons representative Captain Lloyd Ramovha said the Johannesburg-bound man was captured on Wednesday last week. 


"It is accounted for that, at around 10.50am, the suspect was driving a minibus with a trailer into South Africa from Mozambique while heading to Johannesburg. On examination of the heap, customs authorities saw that he didn't pronounce every one of the products stacked in the vehicle, inciting a hunt by the authorities," said Ramovha. 


The pursuit uncovered 21 boxes with hid dry abalone esteemed at simply over R1 million. 


"The Nelspruit Hawks' Serious Organized Crime Investigation group was gathered on the scene and quickly charged the suspect for repudiation of the Living Resource Marine Act. The group likewise held onto the vehicle and the trailer as it is considered to have been utilized in the commission of a wrongdoing," said Ramovha.

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