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Sars busts 15.1kg of crystal/ephedrine worth R4,5 million

South African Revenue Service (Sars) Customs officials intercepted a passenger from Lagos, Nigeria arriving from Ethiopia carrying 15.1kg of crystal / ephedrine estimated at R4.530 000 at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The successful operation was a result of a joint collaboration involving Sars, South African Police Service and officials of the Airport Company South Africa.

Sars said the passenger was intercepted with two pieces of check-in luggage that were searched to reveal a whitish rough substance that was concealed at the bottom

“A drug test for crystal / ephedrine meth was conducted which tested positive,” said the revenue service.

The passenger was handed over to the South African Police Service for further investigation.

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