Man held for R1.5m drugs at OR Tambo

2012-10-23 16:11

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for possession of 3kg of cocaine at OR Tambo International Airport, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) said on Tuesday.

The man, from Sao Paulo in Brazil, was handed over to the police on Monday after cocaine worth about R1.5m on the street was found attached to his laptop, said Sars spokesperson Marika Muller.

Muller said the illegal substance was detected by a Sars drug detector dog called Monty.

She said the man would appear in court soon.

  • simon.pearce.790 - 2012-10-23 16:15

    Well done Monty...... have a beano!

      tebza.ngoatoana - 2012-10-23 16:43

      A very well done to Monty...lets hope it wasnt a distraction for monty to focus on a smaller smuggling while a big one was passing thru the back door..job well done!!

      clifford.sithole.5 - 2012-10-23 16:48

      He will be released with the next batch of presidentials pardoned prisoners

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-23 17:01

      Good dog Monty. Monty also never strikes, doesn't accept bribes, get's on with the job at hand, and furthermore does it all with a smile. Hell, I just love Dogs!!!! - 2012-10-24 05:12

      Fazel... street value depends on the purity.

  • Hemlock - 2012-10-23 16:22

    Monty, you are my hero.....woof woof

      junaid.vanderwalt - 2012-10-23 17:49

      Hope he gets the same treatment our sisters are getting in Asia.

  • Hemlock - 2012-10-23 16:23

    Monty, you are my hero.....woof woof

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-23 16:29

    Hang him. Eye 4 an eye.!

  • kim.buren - 2012-10-23 16:37

    Let him serve his time in Brazil where he came from. Us taxpayers do not need to support him.

      ndou.miranda - 2012-10-23 16:51

      Vele wena Kim.

  • Leftalready - 2012-10-23 16:39

    A bit of a change from SAA crew members getting caught! hang him high!

  • camp.j - 2012-10-23 16:44

    Put him on the next plane with his drugs and fly him off to Thailand

      camp.j - 2012-10-23 16:45

      Then blow the wistle with the Thai authorities

      kim.buren - 2012-10-23 16:48

      China, far worse. There they execute you. No questions asked

  • eric.martinsich - 2012-10-23 16:44

    Monty was trained by a Human. so well done to the dogs and men that hunt these vermin down.It is time to charge these drug dealers with Attempted murder, Breaking down the rule of law, Domestic violence and I can list a whole host of others

  • lisa.evansdominick - 2012-10-23 16:47

    yeah lock the bastard away for life. so many families have been destroyed by drugs...

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-23 16:47

    Hooray for Monty! Now send this idiot on to China with his laptop,as here he will be out in 6 months!

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-10-23 17:22

    Give him a suspended prison sentence so that he'll do it again and again, he took his chances because he knew that our justice system sucks big time, iam sure he's smiling at this present moment because in six months time he'll be given a medical parole and a south African passport as a part of his release package.

  • ron.rielander - 2012-10-23 17:26

    So Monty sniffs cocaine and does not get arrested...

      barry.mcbride - 2012-10-23 17:48

      LOL, good one! - 2012-10-23 21:30

      You owe me a keyboard..!

  • smadingoaneng - 2012-10-23 17:29

    they must make sure he get life in prison like south africans who get caught in other countries. Some even get death penalty.

  • Sowhat? - 2012-10-23 17:30

    well done to all involved, but this was too easy, the motherload snuck in

  • sphala - 2012-10-23 17:55

    Life sentence please....they destroy our nation these people

  • loyiso.zaza - 2012-10-23 18:07

    Well done SA SAPS.

      thabo.manganye - 2012-10-24 03:04

      Stand to be corrected if I am wrong . It wasn't the saps it was the sars guys and their dog monty. If its the saps , there was only going to be 3g of cocaine and not 3kg

  • cliverobert.jones - 2012-10-23 18:20

    GET the CHIEF if u CAN ¿

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-23 18:46

    This chanster probably didn't grease all the 'right palms'-no srap that! He couldn't bribe a dog.

  • rene.mcevoy - 2012-10-23 18:58

    Interview questions for potential mules: 1 - Do you ever read news papers? No - point 2 - Do you ever read news items on the internet? - No - point 3 - Have you heard that they regularly catch people coming from Sao Paulo? - No - point 4 - Would you consider yourself an informed individual? - No - point 5 - If I told you that you would never be caught, will you believe me? - yes - point 5 out of 5!!! Well done, you are no longer jobless!!!

  • thabo.manganye - 2012-10-23 20:22

    Lucky you got arrested in s.a you will get away with it. Good job Monty but pity all your good work is just going to be wasted by our useless constitution.

  • - 2012-10-23 20:44

    Yeses Monty jys lastig man jy laat die mense gevang word. I LIKE YOU MONTY. GOOD JOB YOU DID. - 2012-10-23 20:46

      MONTY deserves a performance bonus.

  • mike.jankelowitz - 2012-10-23 22:43

    Monty!! You biscuit you!! The way things are going in thei country of ours, there was probably 30kg found but only 3kg was 'announced'!

  • Beckie Knight - 2012-10-24 02:30

    Well done, fantastic! Lock him up and throw the key away! But, PLEASE, let us know how you "dispose" of all the drug seizures; we'd really like to attend a "Drug Burning Ceremony."

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-24 04:22

    You GO Monty! Stupid Bastards, do they think they can still get away with it?

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-24 04:25

    Fazel, it all depends on the purity of the product what the street value will be.

  • orania.betaenduro - 2012-10-24 08:03

    What boggols my mind is that people still think they can smuggle drugs into airports without beeing detected. Lekker dom ne.

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-24 09:10

    Damn foreigners...I wonder how many lives have been saved by arresting this bastard.

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