PRETORIA, Cocaine worth 3.1 million Rand (about 230,600 US dollars) have been seized at the mail centre of Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, says the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
The narcotics were found hidden inside electrical components being cleared through the mail centre of South Africa’s biggest international airport last week, the SARS added in a statement.
The revenue service said the 11 kilogrammes of cocaine were discovered on Wednesday during a routine inspection at the mail centre.
“Officials searched a parcel destined for Norway from Gauteng (Province). After passing it through the scanner, officials discovered a white powder concealed inside the ‘surge protection device’, which a drug test confirmed to be cocaine,” said SARS.
The parcel was then handed over to the South African Police Service for further investigation.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK