THE Hawks, together with Crime Intelligence and Western Cape Traffic, arrested three men found in possession of a large consignment of cocaine on Thursday, 4 August.
It was estimated to be worth more than R400 million.
Hawks spokeswoman Zinzi Hani said the team was following up on information about a truck, suspected to be transporting drugs.
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An operation was organised on the N1 free way, and the truck was spotted at Winelands Engen garage travelling towards Cape Town.
“The vehicle was intercepted and a search was conducted, wherein a large quantity of drugs was found hidden in false wooden boards at the back of the truck. The three men, aged 39, 42 and 47, will appear in the Athlone Magistrates Court on Monday, 8 August,” she said.