January 17, 2021

Woman caught with drugs worth 3 million at OR Tambo

Image: AFP 

By Staff Writer

A 39-year old woman has been caught with an estimated ten kilograms of illegal drugs at O.R Tambo International Airport, the authorities released a statement.

According to The South African, Police found three large blocks covered in black plastic and blankets inside the suspects luggage.


“The suspect was en-route to Cape Town from Sao Paolo via O. R. Tambo International Airport. Her check-in luggage was intercepted by members of the South African Revenue Service’s Customs and Excise and taken to the search area,” police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale stated.

The suspect denied having checked in luggage. Upon searching the luggage, three blocks wrapped in black plastic which were further wrapped in blankets were found inside.”

The woman has since been placed under arrest and will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

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