3 drug busts at OR Tambo Airport

2013-01-22 22:53
(Picture: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com">Shutterstock</a>)

(Picture: Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Three people have been arrested for drug possession at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg in the last few days, police said on Tuesday.

In the latest arrest, on Monday, a Colombian man, 34, was found in possession of cocaine worth more than R770 000, said police spokesperson Tummi Shai.

The drug was hidden in his jackets and shoes.

The man was expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on a charge of drug possession on Wednesday.

On Saturday, a 47-year-old man who had just landed from Argentina was found in possession of 1 480g of cocaine.

He was arrested and appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The matter was postponed to 28 January.

An Angolan man, 28, was arrested on Sunday after arriving from Brazil with 2 460g of cocaine in the lining of his jackets and shoes.

He also appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday, where his case was postponed to 29 March.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
Read more on:    johannesburg  |  narcotics

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

Habana believes in younger Boks
All Blacks ready for a 'hell of a battle'
Barnes to ref Boks, Wales clash
Brave Blossoms: 'Sport heroes of Japan'

You may find it hard to focus on the mundane routines as the greener pastures seem so tempting. It is a good time to expand your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.