CT cops make R1m drug bust

Four European nationals were apparently on their way to Knysna when they were pulled over on Wednesday.

Metro police officers arrested four European nationals allegedly linked to a foreign syndicate trafficking drugs. Picture: City of Cape Town.

CAPE TOWN - Four European nationals have been arrested and drugs valued at around R1 million have been seized in a bust on the N2 near Somerset West.

The suspects were apparently on their way to Knysna when they were pulled over on Wednesday by Cape Town metro police.

It's believed they could be linked to an international drug smuggling syndicate.

The city of Cape Town's JP Smith says the suspects will appear in court soon.

"The three men from Germany ages 26, 31 and 51 as well as an Italian woman aged 31 were en route to Knysna in a caravan and they were pulled over by officers who had received information as part of their crime intelligence gathering."

The officers found hashish, cocaine and two wine bottles filled with suspected liquid ecstasy hidden in concealed compartments.

Information obtained from one of the suspects then led officers to a premises in Muizenberg more drugs were found.

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

Picture: City of Cape Town.