Pretoria, Friday 31 March 2016 – SARS Customs officials discovered 11kg of cocaine worth R3.1-million hidden inside electrical components at the OR Tambo International Airport mail centre this week.
The incident happened on Wednesday, 29 March during a routine inspection at the mail centre. Officials searched a parcel destined for Norway from Gauteng. After passing it through the scanner, officials discovered a white powder concealed inside the “surge protection device”, which a drug test confirmed to be cocaine.
The parcel was handed over to the SA Police Service for further investigation.