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Karoo cops make heroin bust worth nearly R500k

Authorities say the drugs, which were discovered on a bus travelling between Johannesburg and the Karoo, were hidden in black bags and stuffed in pillows.

Greater Karoo Provincial Organised Crime Detectives and K9 Unit during VCP arrested a suspect (38). Picture: Twitter/@SAPoliceService.

CAPE TOWN – Police have confiscated a consignment of heroin with a street value of nearly half a million rand.

Officers in the Karoo made the find while searching a long-distance bus travelling from Johannesburg.

Authorities say the drugs were hidden in black bags and stuffed in pillows in the back of the vehicle.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana said: “Heroin weighing 2,175kg valued at R434, 800 was seized. A 34-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of possession of drugs. He will appear in court tomorrow.”