Sars seizes cocaine worth R17m on Zim border

drugs Sars seizes cocaine worth R17m on Zim border

Crystal cocaine with an estimated street value of R17 million has been seized at the South Africa-Zimbabwe Beit Bridge border post.

“The drugs were found concealed in a bag of surgical-equipment kits being brought into the country by a female passenger on a long-distance bus travelling between Blantyre (Malawi) and Johannesburg,” the SA Revenue Service (Sars) said in a statement today.

The drugs were found by a Sars customs officer who was doing a routine check of the bus.

“When the bag was found, the passenger to whom it belonged showed the customs officer a ‘sample’ surgical kit which appeared to be genuine.

“However, on checking the remaining kits, the customs officer found a crystalline substance at the bottom of all the kits – which had been concealed by the surgical instruments.”

The woman and the drugs were handed over to police.

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