Despite stringent laws against cocaine some people are still dealing on the illicit substance.

The Hwak have seized tons of cocaine hidden at the bottom of a ship at the Port of Ngqura in Port Elizabeth.

National Head of the Hawks Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya said the estimated street value was worth R720-million.

“The cargo was concealed at the bottom of a floor, of a ship. More than 3669 containers, which is 30 levels deep. It means that the crooks were determined to ensure nobody is going to detect this. It was designed to avoid detection.”

Lebeya said the Hawks had been working on the matter for the past 12 days.

The cargo was to be transported to Singapore before its final destination in India, added Lebeya.

There have been no arrests yet.