Sars confiscates R9m cocaine at OR Tambo

2016-06-13 17:49
FILE: Some of the cocaine that police found hidden in chocolate containers in a bust at Cape Town Airport. (Photo supplied)

FILE: Some of the cocaine that police found hidden in chocolate containers in a bust at Cape Town Airport. (Photo supplied)

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Johannesburg – Authorities on Monday confiscated R9m worth of cocaine at OR Tambo International Airport, South African Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials said.

In a statement, Sars Customs said its detector dog unit intercepted 30kg of cocaine after a tagless black bag arrived from Sao Paolo, Brazil, "arousing a lot of suspicious activity around it".

"It [the bag] was immediately detained and found to contain pieces of carbon paper, a green duvet and 30 sealed blocks of white substance testing positive for cocaine."

Sars said the consignment was handed over to police and the Hawks for further investigation.

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