Two suspects aged 36 and 54 were arrested in Kraaifontein for the possession of drugs (Khat) and illicit cigarettes.
The arrests were made on Friday afternoon following suspicions by a truck owner that his truck was being used for illicit purposes.
The truck owner investigated an unscheduled stop of his truck in Arcadia Road Joostenbergvlakte and spotted three suspects in a VW Caddy off-loading boxes from the truck.
The suspects fled on foot upon his arrival.
A search of the truck and the VW Caddy by SAPS led to the discovery of 298 bundles of khat valued at R17 880-00 and 32000 packets of cigarettes valued at R1, 92 million.
The truck driver, a 36-year-old man was arrested.
A 54-year-old suspect in an LDV was stopped by police, and further investigation led to his arrest as he was implicated in the crime.
The two suspects are expected to make their court appearances on Monday, 27 July 2020.