Woman caught with R5.4m tik in luggage at Cape Town airport

2016-08-26 10:47
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Cape Town – A Johannesburg woman is expected in the Khayelitsha Priority Crimes Court on Friday after she was caught with tik worth R5.4m at Cape Town International Airport.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said the 26-year-old from Wanderers was nabbed with the foil-wrapped packages in her luggage after landing on a flight from East London on Wednesday night.

"After the passengers had collected their luggage from the carousel, the border police members conducted random stop and search operations," he said.

"When searching the suitcase of the woman, they found numerous parcels wrapped in tin foil and further examination led to the discovery of tik with an estimated street value of R5.4m, which was promptly seized."

The suspect faces a charge of dealing in drugs.

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