Crystal meth worth R7.5m intercepted at OR Tambo

2016-05-28 14:06
Crystal meth (File, SAPS)

Crystal meth (File, SAPS)

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Johannesburg - Crystal meth with a street value of R7.5m was intercepted by custom officials at OR International Airport on Friday night, the SA Revenue Service said.

The drugs were found during an inspection of a flight from Cotonou, Benin in West Africa, Sars spokesperson Sandile Memela said.

"All unaccompanied bags were escorted to the Sars customs search area for scanning where 25 plastic bags containing a white substance were found in one of the bags."

The substance tested positive for crystal methamphetamine - better known as tik in South Africa.

The bags weighed a total of 25.20kgs and had a street value of R7 560 000, he said.

Read more on:    or tambo international airport  |  johannesburg  |  narcotics  |  crime

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