Pretoria, Wednesday 22 March 2017 – SARS Customs officials and the detector dog unit intercepted 9.16kg of cocaine worth R2.6-million during a search at OR Tambo International Airport yesterday.
The goods belonged to a woman in transit travelling from Sao Paulo to Maputo, Mozambique, who claimed to have no check-in baggage. Upon investigation by the Customs officials it was discovered that the traveller was the owner of a bag that contained 8 laptop bags with hidden compartments laden with a white powdery substance. The white substance tested positive for cocaine.
The suspect and goods have been handed over to the SA Police Service.