South Africa 7.9.2017 06:02 pm

Customs officials seize cocaine worth R600k on plane at OR Tambo

Drugs file picture.

Drugs file picture.

SARS said the cocaine was found in two separate toilet compartments on the plane on Wednesday.

The South African Revenue Services’ Customs and the Detector Dog Unit intercepted 2.2kg of cocaine bullets, estimated at R632,000, On a plane from Brazil at OR Tambo International Airport.

In a statement, SARS said the cocaine was found in two separate toilet compartments on the plane on Wednesday.

“The first parcel contained 44 bullets valued at R345,240,” SARS said. “A further search uncovered a second parcel containing 35 bullets estimated at R287,700. Tests confirmed the white powdery substance to be cocaine.”

SARS said the interception was the result of the collaborative efforts by SARS Customs, SA Police Service and other law enforcement agencies to fight drug smuggling and other crimes at the airport.

The goods were handed over to SAPS for further investigation.

 

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