Honest truck driver derails Cape ‘cocaine racket’

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Honest truck driver derails Cape ‘cocaine racket’

Man released on R100,000 bail after Hawks find R30,4m worth of drugs in refrigerated container

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Details of how a truck driver‚ his boss and a shipping company became part of an undercover sting operation emerged in the Kuilsriver magistrate’s court in Cape Town on Tuesday, where Mario Williams‚ 36‚ pleaded for bail.

The prosecutor told the court that Williams contacted the truck driver via WhatsApp voice notes, instructing him to leave his horse and trailer unattended for 10 minutes at a service station on the N1 highway near Kraaifontein.

Williams‚ who earns R13‚000 a month at a Cape Town container refrigeration company‚ allegedly said the driver would receive R5‚000 in exchange...

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