COPS spotted the side pocket on the N1 and its alleged the bakkie was from Johannesburg heading to Cape Town.

The police stopped the bakkie and discovered 15 sealed bags of tik (crystal meth) wrapped in black recycling bags hidden in a compartment on the side of the bakkie.

 Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said the drugs weighing 16 kilograms are estimated to be worth R5.6 million.

A 27-year-old man was arrested, and he will appear in the Laingsburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 25 November 2019, on charges of dealing in drugs.

“It is believed the consignment of drugs was destined for Cape Town,” Van Wyk said.

In an unrelated incident, cops managed to remove illegal firearms in the community of Nyanga.

They recovered three firearms, ammunition and arrested three suspects in two consecutive days.

Two firearms and ammunition were recovered last night, and two suspects arrested in Nyanga and Browns Farm.

The first firearm with nine rounds of ammunition was recovered in Sibini Avenue in Mau-Mau, Nyanga.

Van Wyk said a 57-year-old suspect was arrested for the possession of a prohibited firearm and illegal possession of ammunition

Meanwhile another illegal firearm was also recovered, and a 17-year-old suspect arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning in Sihlanu Avenue in Nyanga.

The suspects are expected to make a court appearance in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Monday.