South Africa LIMPOPO- On Monday, South African Border Authorities intercepted a white Toyota Quantum at Beitbridge Border Post with suspicious white substances concealed within two gas Cylinders.
The taxi which was travelling from Zimbabwe to South Africa was stopped by alert Border officials who noticed odd behaviour from the driver. Upon further inquisition, and a search of the vehicle revealed that two gas cylinder bottles out of the four Cylinders, all of which had not been declared contained substances resembling cocaine.
Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke says the taxi was searched at Beitbridge Border Post after the driver failed to declare four suspected gas cylinder bottles he was carrying in his trailer to SARS officials.
Maluleke says preliminary investigations indicated that two of the four bottles were ground at the bottom and weighed more than expected. The two gas bottles were opened and black and white substances were found inside.
“At the moment it is not known what these substances are but they will be sent to the laboratory for forensic examination. The driver of the Toyota Quantum fled the scene and no one has been arrested at the moment. Investigations are continuing,” he says