Female traveller found in possession of cocaine worth R1 998 000 at ORT

A SARS (South African Revenue Service) detector dog unit responded to the woman’s luggage in which several packages labelled “Brazilian coffee” were found. Upon closer inspection, the bags tested positive for cocaine.

She has been handed over to the police, SARS said.

In a separate incident, counterfeit goods and drugs with a combined value of over R10,29 million were seized at the airport on Saturday and Sunday, officials said.

Customs officials opened various consignments from Hong Kong destined for various suburbs in Gauteng, SARS said in a statement on Tuesday. Cell phones, sneakers, shirts, tracksuit tops and other high-quality goods were discovered at various airline cargo sheds. Clothes from a leading fashion brand weighing 775kgs, with an estimated value of R3 240 000, were discovered in one consignment.


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