Hawks swoop on Durban cocaine mule

2016-05-30 14:27


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Durban - A 28-year-old woman was arrested at King Shaka International Airport on Monday night for alleged possession of cocaine with an estimated street value of R500 000.

Hawks spokesperson Simphiwe Mhlongo said officers swooped on the woman after they received a tip-off that she was arriving with a consignment of drugs on a flight from Sao Paulo, via Dubai, to Durban.

"A swift operation was conducted and the suspect was arrested on her arrival. She was found in possession of 1.5kg of cocaine with a street value of R500 000. She is due to appear in the Verulam Magistrate's Court [on Monday]."

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