A 40-year-old man has been denied bail by the Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court after he was bust in possession of cocaine worth an estimated street value of R2 million.
In a statement, the Directorate of Priority Crimes (the Hawks) said he was arrested on Wednesday at the OR Tambo International Airport after a tip-off about a passenger flying from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Maputo, Mozambique with a stopover in South Africa.
Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Netshiunda said: “When the man landed at the OR Tambo International Airport his luggage was searched, and 7kg of cocaine was found concealed inside soft drink containers, wrapped with a foil.”
Forty-year-old Segundo Melendez Damacina was arrested and appeared in court on Thursday.
Damacina is expected back in court on April 13, when he will apply for bail.