Police are investigating a case of business burglary after criminals stole 541kg cocaine to the street value of R200 million from the Hawks Serious Organised Crime offices in Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal.
It is understood the suspects gained entry into the building on Friday by forcing open the windows.
The polices Brigadier Nomthandazo Mbambo says one of the safes in the office, which were used to store exhibits, was tampered with.
“The National Head of the DPCI, Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya has appointed the Deputy National Head, Lieutenant General 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.