Two drug smugglers in South Africa were arrested, after they were busted with 80kgs of weed stashed inside a coffin.
The incident is reported to have happened in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.
According to a police source, Pongola Visible Police (Vispol) members were manning the N2 roadblock in the Mavalane area when a vehicle approached and switched off its lights.
‚ÄúPolice rushed to the vehicle and asked for a permit to travel. They produced a vehicle pass permit which identified them as a funeral parlour carrying a corpse.‚ÄĚ he said
The police decided to conduct a search inside the vehicle, to make sure there was a coffin with a corpse inside.
The police searched the vehicle in the presence of its owners. They opened the coffin and stumbled upon many packages of weed wrapped around in sellotape.
A further search revealed more packages hidden underneath the coffin lining.
In total, 30 bags weighing 80kg were discovered in the coffin.
Investigations revealed that the vehicle belonged¬†¬†to a car rental company, in Boksburg.
The two men, a 34 year old South African and a 32 year old Congolese, who is a temporary resident, were placed under arrest.
They were charged with possession of illegal substances,¬†fraud and contravening the regulations of the Disaster Management Act
The two are expected to appear in court soon.
According to the South African law,¬† if found guilty of dealing in dangerous, illegal and dependence forming substances with a value of more than R50000, this will constitute a 15 year prison sentence.
The severity of the sentence is directly proportional to the quantity and value of the illegal drugs in question.
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