Man busted with R58m worth of heroin

The man was arrested coming into SA from Mozambique with 58 bags of heroin in his car.

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JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating a man found in possession of heroin worth at least R58 million at the Lebombo Border Post.

South African Revenue Services (Sars) officials stopped the man in his vehicle during a routine check earlier this week, when they discovered bags containing the drugs.

Spokesperson Sandile Memela says the vehicle was entering the country from Mozambique.

"[The vehicle] was found to have 58 bags of white substance hidden within panels; this turned to be heroin. The suspect, the vehicle and the heroin have been handed over to the South African Police Service."