Man arrested for R4.1 million worth of drugs in Durbanville storage facilities in court
He has informed the court that he intends to seek bail.
Killas is still in detention, according to Hawks province spokesperson Zinzi Hani, and the case against him has been postponed until December 14.
Killas was apprehended after members of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team, as well as Crime Intelligence’s Counter Narcotics and Gangs in the Western Cape, responded to information about a vehicle visiting various storage facilities in the Durbanville area on a regular basis and allegedly transporting compressed dagga in the Brackenfell area.
Hani said the vehicle was monitored and spotted leaving the two storage facilities.
The joint police team stopped and searched the vehicle with one occupant inside.
She said compressed dagga weighing 20 kilograms was found in the back seat of the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle was taken back to the storage facility by officers.
Hani said upon arrival, further investigation led to the discovery of another storage space in the same facility.
“The two storage facilities were then opened consecutively and more compressed dagga were found.
“In the first storage space, 578.90 kilograms of dagga was found and seized, and in the second storage space, 185.80 kilograms of dagga was also found as well as 1.410kg of tik (crystal meth) plus an undisclosed amount of cash.
“This confiscation came to a total street value of more than over R4.1 million,” she added.