Drugs worth R1.2 million found in frying pans meant for shipment to Australia

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On Wednesday night, the Durban Metro Police and the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations seized electrical frying pans that contained methamphetamine with a local street value of R1.2 million, reports IOL.

Police received information from a source about a suspicious cargo shipment.

According to Metro spokesperson Parbhoo Sewpersad, “The cargo consignment was inspected with assistance of the courier company at their depot. The contents was that of electric frying pans being sent to Australia.

“Member noted irregularities in the construction of the pan units that led to the discovery of 12 bags of suspected methamphetamine.”

This inspection led to the discovery of 12 bags of narcotics. The report states that there were four bags in each pan, weighing a total of 5kg’s each with a local street value of R1.2 million.

No arrests have been made, however a case has been opened at Newlands SAPS.

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