Drug smugglers bust at King Shaka

2012-02-24 18:19

kalahari.com

Durban - A man and a woman have been arrested at King Shaka International Airport outside Durban for smuggling cocaine, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge said the 28-year-old woman was caught carrying 540g of powdered cocaine in her luggage on Thursday.

"The suspect is believed to have been travelling from Sao Paulo, Brazil, connecting to Dubai and destined for King Shaka Airport in Durban," Mdunge said.

The woman's alleged accomplice, a 30-year-old Nigerian, was arrested after he attempted to flee from the police.

The two will appear in the Verulam Magistrate's Court later on Friday, on charges of dealing in illegal drugs and drug trafficking.

- SAPA
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