Three Men Arrested and 1.14 Kg Cocaine Seized At the King Shaka International Airport [press release]

Police at King Shaka International and Border Intelligence have contributed to making this province and its citizens drug-free during this festive season following the latest drug bust.

Three suspects were arrested at the King Shaka International Airport for possession of cocaine. A suspected drug mule was arrested when he was searched at the airport after arriving on a plane from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Dubai.

He was found in possession of cocaine weighing more than 1.14 kilograms with an estimated value of R400 000.00 hidden inside roll-on and shampoo bottles with his luggage. Two foreign nationals aged 38 and 44 were also arrested when they arrived at the airport to pick up the suspected drug mule. They were all charged for being in possession of drugs. They will appear in Verulam Magistrates’ Court soon.

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni applauded the police for the seizure of the consignment of cocaine and the arrest of the suspects. “These arrests are part of our multidisciplinary operations targeting drug dealers, aimed at make this province a safer place over the Festive Season. We will continue to break the back of drug dealers by intercepting such consignments that enter our country via our border posts,” she said.

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