25kg pure heroin worth R25m seized at air­port

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CUS­TOMS of­fi­cials have seized 25kg of pure heroin – worth an es­ti­mated R25 mil­lion – at OR Tambo In­ter na­tional Air­port, SA Rev­enue Ser­vice Cus­toms said yes­ter­day.

“The nar­cotics... were de­clared as a ‘green cof­fee ex­tract’ and ar­rived on a cargo flight from In­dia for lo­cal con­sump­tion,” said Sars spokesman Siba­bal­we­nathi Mfabe.

No ar­rests had been made, he said.

The haul brought the es­ti­mated value of cus­toms seizures at the air­port since the beginning of July to R262m, Mfabe said. – Sapa

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