Coke mules arrested

2011-11-15 09:07

Two Congolese men, aged 25 and 35, have been arrested after cocaine “bullets” were found in their stomachs at Cape Town International Airport, police said today.

The 200 grams of cocaine, with an estimated street value of R57 500, was discovered during a routine check yesterday after the men arrived on a flight from Brazil, Warrant Officer November Filander said.

“The men were taken to hospital for X-rays, where they were positively tested for swallowing ‘bullets’ containing drugs,” Filander said.

“They are still in hospital to allow doctors to remove the swallowed drugs.”

The men would appear soon in the Bellville Magistrates Court.

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