The dismantling of several heroin import networks in African countries has been a major breakthrough in disrupting the global illicit drug trafficking network and would be a major financial loss for the drug company, Hawks spokesman Brigadier Mulaudzi said yesterday.
According to the 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), South Africa is the largest market for illicit drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, and served as a transhipment point for cocaine and heroin primarily destined for Europe.