SARS detector dogs find 2.2 kg cocaine bullets in socks

Pretoria, Thursday 7 September 2017 – SARS Customs and the Detector Dog Unit intercepted 2.2kg of cocaine bullets estimated at R632 000 in a plane from Brazil at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday,6 September 2017.
 
The cocaine was found in two separate toilet compartments on the plane. The first parcel contained 44 bullets valued at R345 240. A further search uncovered a second parcel containing 35 bullets estimated at R287 700. Tests confirmed the white powdery substance to be cocaine.
 
The interception is a 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 have been handed over to SAPS for further investigation.