Drug smugglers bust at airport

2014-02-12 00:00

THE police arrested another alleged drug smuggler at King Shaka International Airport on Monday, just a day after a similar bust at the airport.

Eugene Brits (43) allegedly had 1,5 kg of cocaine taped to his body, travelling on a flight from Sao Paolo to Durban.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said the Durban Organised Crime Unit and customs officials received information about drugs carried on the flight destined for Durban.

“When the flight arrived, one of the passengers was searched and he was found with 1,5 kg of cocaine wrapped in a bag around his body.”

The street value of the recovered drugs is estimated at more than R800 000 and the suspect was charged with possession of drugs.

He appeared in court yesterday on charges of possession of drugs.

On Sunday, police arrested a 54-year-old flying from Dubai at the King Shaka International Airport with drugs. Jo-Anne Esme Farrell was found with 1,16 kg of cocaine.

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial commissioner, Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, said: “This is a second major drug bust in two days at the King Shaka International airport. This shows that we have increased our security measures in preventing drugs from entering our province through the airports”.

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