Dog sniffs out drugs worth over R7.4million at OR Tambo

Dog sniffs out cocaine worth over R7.4million at OR Tambo

Yet another massive drug consignment has been seized at the OR Tambo International Airport. 


Sars customs officials, with the help of a detector dog, intercepted 26kilograms of cocaine worth over R7.4million at the airport on Friday. 

Sars says the drugs from Sao Paolo, Brazil were in transit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

"The shipment of narcotics was discovered when officers identified the cosmetic products for inspection where the detector dog gave a positive indication."

Sars spokesperson Sandile Memela says the drugs had been concealed in cosmetic product bottles

"Upon examination the bottles of cosmetics products were found to contain white cream which dried up quicker than normal cream and became powdery when dry. A narcotic test on randomly selected bottles confirmed the contents to be cocaine."

The drugs have been handed to police and Hawks for further investigation. 

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