Drugs found under wig at OR Tambo

2011-07-21 12:35

Cocaine has been found under the wig of a woman trying to enter South Africa through Joburg’s OR Tambo International Airport.

“Police received information of a possible drug smuggler on board a flight to South Africa from South America. Various flights from South America were monitored,” Captain Dennis Adriao said in a statement.

“When a flight from Brazil landed in the morning [on Wednesday] police identified the possible drug smuggler.”

A 36-year-old Angolan woman was taken to a room where her luggage was searched, but nothing was found.

During a body search, three kilograms of cocaine were found in a plastic bag under her wig.

The drug has a street value of about R840 000.

She was expected to appear before the Kempton Park Magistrates Court on Friday on drug-trafficking charges.

Last week, a man was caught at the airport with cocaine stuffed into a bra and panties he was wearing.

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