SA drug mule bust with 4kg of drugs hidden in books

2015-07-19 11:11

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Johannesburg - A South African woman has been arrested after she was found in possession of drugs worth R1.2 million as she arrived at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg from Brazil, police said on Sunday.

“Members from customs and excise conducted routine checks and discovered that the woman had concealed over 4kg drugs, believed to be cocaine, in books which were in her check-in luggage,” Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said in a statement.

“The drugs are valued at over R1.2 million.”

The 42-year-old woman was nabbed on Saturday.

She is expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of dealing in drugs.

“In the meantime the drugs will be forensically tested to determine if it is indeed cocaine.”

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