Pretoria – A 36-year-old man has been arrested after he was found carrying narcotics worth over R12 million at OR International Airport, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
“The bust took place when the man, who was carrying two large suitcases, was asked to put his luggage through the customs scanner. The scanner image revealed 10 clear plastic bags that contained a white crystal substance,” said the revenue service on Monday.
The man had been travelling from Tanzania when the bust was made on Sunday. Upon investigation of his luggage, the 10 bags contained Ephedrine.
“The total weight of the consignment was 40.20kg with an estimated street value of R12 060 000.
“The man has been handed over to the South African Police Service and he is expected to appear in court,” said SARS.