Cocaine worth R3.1 million confiscated at OR Tambo

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Pretoria - Cocaine worth R3.1 million was found hidden inside electrical components at the OR Tambo International Airport mail centre this week, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

In a statement on Friday, the revenue service said the 11kg cocaine was discovered on Wednesday 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,” said SARS.

The parcel was handed over to the SA Police Service for further investigation. – SAnews.gov.za

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