SARS SEIZES 6.5KG COCAINE WORTH R1.8 MILLION

 



JOHANNESBURG – South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officials intercepted 6.5kg of cocaine worth, R1.8-million, inside tubes of cream at OR Tambo International Airport, it said on Friday.

“The goods were from Sao Paolo, Brazil, and were destined for Harare, Zimbabwe, when a physical examination was done (Thursday).

A drug test on the contents of the tube tested positive for cocaine and the goods have been handed over to South African Police Service for further investigation,” SARS said in a statement.

Recently SARS confiscated 271kg of cocaine with an estimated value of R78-million.

The narcotics, en route from Sao Paulo to Nairobi in Kenya, were found in a warehouse during a routine operation.

In a separate incident, a man was also arrested recently with 16.8 kilograms of gold bars with an estimated value of R8-million at OR Tambo airport.

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