SARS BUSTS 15.1KG OF CRYSTAL/EPHEDRINE WORTH R4.5-MILLION

PRETORIA, WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2017 – SARS Customs officials intercepted a passenger from Lagos, Nigeria arriving from Ethiopia carrying 15.1kg of crystal / ephedrine estimated at R4.530 000  at the OR Tambo International airport yesterday.
 
The passenger was intercepted with two pieces of check-in luggage that were searched to reveal a whitish rough substance that was concealed at the bottom.
 
A drug test for Crystal / Ephedrine meth was conducted which tested positive.
 
The passenger was handed over to the South African Police Service for further investigation.
 
The successful operation was a result of a joint collaboration involving SARS, SAPS and officials of the Airport Company of South Africa.