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Cape Town Customs officers pounce on suspected drug smuggler

Cape Town Customs officers pounce on suspected drug smuggler

Pretoria, Friday 12 July, 2018 – South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs officers based at the Cape Town International Airport have confiscated heroin valued at approximately R1 million after receiving a tip-off.
This week’s incident happened when SARS Customs detector dogs uncovered a powdery substance that turned out to be 3.254kg (three point 254kg) of heroin.
The heroin was neatly concealed in three packages inside the suspect’s leather briefcase.
The suspect was scheduled to travel to a central European country on a direct flight from Cape Town when the drugs were found.
The SARS Custom officials handed over the drugs to the South African Police Service (SAPS) for further investigation. The police also arrested the suspect.
SARS in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies will continue to improve its capabilities to detect and take swift action against anyone who violates the country’s laws.
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