A 35-year-old woman was arrested yesterday, 31 January 2019 at the O R Tambo International Airport after she was found with approximately R600 000 worth of drugs.

During an intelligence driven operation, the multi-disciplinary narcotics team at O R Tambo International Airport, a passenger was identified and she and her luggage were searched. A body search by members of Customs and Excise initially revealed she had concealed drugs in a body wrap around her waist. The suspect was arrested and then also sent for x-rays. The x-rays further revealed that she had swallowed foreign objects. Those objects comprised of multiple “bullets” containing drugs with an estimated street value of ±R181 000.00

The suspect will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s court facing charges of dealing in drugs on Monday, 04 February 2019.

People constantly attempt to smuggle drugs through this airport despite continuous arrests and successful prosecution of such perpetrators. Smugglers are warned that, with the capacity and capabilities at this port of entry, they will definitely be detected.

Anyone with information on crime may call our Crime Stop number 0860010111 with such information. Callers may remain anonymous and all information will be treated with strictest confidence. We urge the people of South Africa to continue supporting police efforts in the fight against crime. #DrugsOffTheStreets

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