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.