25kg pure heroin worth R25m seized at airport
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