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Police have confirmed that more arrests have been made in Cape Town this weekend following the arrest of a 39-year-old man in Pretoria two weeks ago.

Niel Pieter van Zyl was arrested on the N1 north highway close to the R21 interchange.

"It is alleged that a bakkie that was towing a 12-foot ski boat was stopped after information was received," said police spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale at the time.

While searching the boat, officers found 800kg of compressed pure cocaine with an estimated street value of R400 million.

Three men, Rafiek Baderoen, Rashied Baderoen and Michael Norman were arrested in Cape Town shortly after van Zyl's arrest, after it was alleged that they were linked to the drug bust in Pretoria.

The Hawks are on the hunt for another person alleged to be involved in the matter. Ahmad Isa, a 41-year-old also known as Pardilov Ariel and Micky Paki, is believed to be armed and considered very dangerous. He was last seen in Cape Town, reports News24.

"He evaded lawful arrest in his Cape Town residence on Saturday 12 June 2021, when three of his alleged accomplices were nabbed. A warrant of arrest was issued against him on 9 June 2021," said Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Philani Nkwalase.

The four men are to appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court today.

Image credit: The South African

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