CT authorities hail 'breakthrough' drug bust

Four European nationals were caught yesterday with drugs with an estimated street value of R500,000.

FILE: Metro police officers arrested four European nationals allegedly linked to a foreign syndicate on 15 January 2014. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town authorities have hailed the drug bust involving four European nationals as a major breakthrough.

The suspects were apprehended on the N2 near Somerset West yesterday.

It's understood the four European nationals, which include three German men and an Italian woman, were en route to Knysna when they were pulled over by Cape Town officers.

Upon searching the vehicle officers found hashish, cocaine and two wine bottles filled with suspected liquid MDMA, hidden in concealed compartments.

The drugs had an estimated street value of R500,000.

One of the suspects then told officers about drugs being stored at a Muizenberg premises.

There officials found more drugs, including more than two litres of liquid MDMA, cocaine and hashish with an estimated street value of R750,000.

Some of the drugs were concealed in cool drink bottles.

It is alleged that the liquid MDMA is bottled in Amsterdam and then transported all over the world inside sealed champagne bottles.