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News: Suspect nabbed with drugs woth more than R1 million
2022/10/12

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the National Commissioner

 

PRETORIA - An intelligence-driven operation has yielded desired results when police arrested a 69-year-old suspect at the OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) on Wednesday afternoon, 12 October 2022, for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs to India.

Counter Narcotics Intelligence Head Office, Organised Crime Narcotics Head Office and K9 Unit West Rand operationalised intelligence information and intercepted the suspect as he attempted to board a flight destined for India.

The elderly man was found in possession of 8 kilograms of pure heroin worth a street value of approximately R1 216 000-00 concealed in his travelling bag.

The suspect will appear before the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 14 October 2022, on charges of possession and dealing in drugs.
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