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The ANC applauds SARS for the Crystal meth bust at OR Tambo Airport

MP Moola

The ANC believes that the networks of crime have grown in their reach and sophistication across national boundaries. These include syndicates that deal with money laundering, human smuggling as well as drug trafficking and abuse. However, the a joint collaboration involving SARS, SAPS and officials of the Airport Company of South Africa in managing to curtail the drug operations at the country entry points, offers some confidence. We thus commend SARS Customs officials for intercepting Crystal meth worth an estimated R4 530 000 at OR Tambo International airport on Wednesday, 15 November 2017. The bust was made by SARS Customs officials who intercepted a passenger from Lagos, Nigeria, arriving from Ethiopia carrying 15.1kg of crystal/ephedrine meth.

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. The passenger was handed over to the South African Police Service for further investigation. The successful operation was a joint collaboration involving SARS, SAPS and officials of the Airport Company of South Africa. Once, again the ANC applauds the law enforcements agencies for their good work.

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