Members of the Hawks Drug Enforcement Bureau have made yet another breakthrough following the recovery of 140 kilograms of ephedrine.

The Hawks members received information on Friday evening about the suspected drugs in a container, on a vessel which was going to dock at the at Durban harbour.

Upon arrival the same night, Hawks members with the assistance of SARS Customs officials, Shongweni K9 Unit and the SAPS Operational Response Services (ORS) offloaded the container and managed to seize approximately 140 kilograms of ephedrine found hidden in the bags containing pepper. The street value of the seized drugs is estimated at R3 million.