Lone traveller nabbed with 20 gold bars worth R7-million

Pretoria, 16 May 2016 – SARS Customs officials intercepted a Lebanese male passenger en route to Dubai carrying 17 rectangular gold bars and three circular bars weighing 23kg worth more than R7-million at O R Tambo International Airport yesterday.

The lone traveller was leaving the country without proper documentation. His luggage was scanned and irregular images were identified and a hand search found these to be gold bars estimated at R 7 033 600.

The traveller produced self-generated invoices.

The suspect has been handed over to the SAPS but SARS Customs has detained the goods for further investigations.
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