Cocaine worth over R7.4million intercepted at OR Tambo

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs with the help of sniffer dogs intercepted cocaine estimated to be worth over R7.4million. SARS said the intercepted were in transit; they had originated from Sao Paolo, Brazil and were headed to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“The shipment of narcotics was discovered when officers identified the cosmetic products for inspection where the detector dog gave a positive indication,” SARS spokesperson Sandile Memela was quoted saying. He went on to say the drugs had been concealed in cosmetic product bottles.

“Upon examination the bottles of cosmetics products were found to contain white cream which dried up quicker than normal cream and became powdery when dry. A narcotic test on randomly selected bottles confirmed the contents to be cocaine.”

It is understood that the drugs have been handed over to the Hawks for further investigation.


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