A case of business burglary has been registered for further investigation following a break-in at the Hawks Serious Organised Crime offices in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal.

Hawks spokeswoman, Brigadier Nomthandazo Mbambo, said the theft took place between Friday 5 November, afternoon and Monday morning.

She said the suspects entered the building by forcing open the windows.

"One of the safes in the office, which were used to store exhibits, was tampered with.

"The suspects stole 541kg cocaine drugs to the street value of R200 000 000 and ransacked the office where safes were kept," she said.

Mbabo said the National Head of the DPCI, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, has appointed the Deputy National Head, Lt Gen Tebello Constance Mosikili, to conduct an Inquiry into the circumstances of the theft whilst the Detective and Forensic Service has been requested to investigate the matter.

"No suspects have been arrested in the matter," she said.

Voting Booth
What is your favourite go-to weekend activity?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Exercising (Hiking, Running, Going to the Gym)
7% - 43 votes
Relaxing at home
54% - 339 votes
10% - 64 votes
Shopping and running errands
6% - 39 votes
Visiting family
4% - 24 votes
Spending time with friends
10% - 65 votes
Attending church
9% - 54 votes
Let us know what you think

Contact the People’s Paper with feedback on stories and how we could make even better!

Learn more
Do you have a story for the People’s Paper?

Click below to contact our news desk and share your story with SunLand!

Let's do it!