Pretoria – Cocaine worth R3.1 million was found hidden inside electrical components at the OR Tambo International Airport mail centre this week, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
In a statement on Friday, the revenue service said the 11kg cocaine was discovered on Wednesday during a routine inspection at the mail centre.
Officials searched a parcel destined for Norway from Gauteng. 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 handed over to the SA Police Service for further investigation.
Source: South African Government News Agency