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… Read More
A man who allegedly attempted to smuggle 7kg of cocaine worth an estimated street value of R2 million through OR Tambo International Airport appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, said the Hawks.
Segundo Melendez Damacina (40) was arrested on Wednesday evening before he was able to board a flight to Maputo, Mozambique, said Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Netshiunda.
He had arrived alone in the country from Sao Paulo, Brazil with the cocaine in his luggage, wrapped in tin foil inside coldrink containers.
He would remain in custody until his bail application next Thursday.
“The Hawks are keeping drugs out of the airport. We are… Read More
R8 million worth of cocaine and ecstasy was found at OR Tambo International Airport by SA Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials during two busts within 48 hours.
The first operation on Tuesday lead to 13,3kg of ecstasy valued at R3 960 000, which was seized at the Johannesburg International Mail Centre when customs officials became suspicious of cream containers that had damaged seals.
Upon further investigation, they uncovered ecstasy in 42 containers which were in transit from Sweden to Malawi.
The second incident took place on Wednesday, when a detector dog reacted to twelve containers of cream containing 15kg worth of cocaine. These were… Read More