Un­usual body shape leads to co­caine bust

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS -

IT was the “un­usual body shape” of a Sey­chelles-bound pas­sen­ger that caught the eye of se­cu­rity staff at O R Tambo In­ter­na­tional Air­port yesterday.

Her en­hanced fig­ure was not nat­u­ral. She needed seven bras to sup­port two bricks of co­caine weigh­ing a to­tal of 1.04kg.

Air­ports Com­pany South Africa se­cu­rity staff had stopped the busty pas­sen­ger at a se­cu­rity check­point for Ter­mi­nal A‚ air­port spokes­woman Leigh Gunkel-Keuler said.

Dur­ing a pri­vate search‚ se­cu­rity staff dis­cov­ered the two bricks of co­caine and the woman was handed over to the po­lice.

“We are fast ap­proach­ing the fes­tive sea­son and it is very com­mon for crim­i­nals to use this pe­riod to their ad­van­tage‚” Gunkel-Keuler said.

“At busy hol­i­day times some peo­ple may be tempted to take short cuts. We urge air­port users not to of­fer or pay bribes and to re­port sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity.

“The law pro­vides for pros­e­cu­tion not only of those so­lic­it­ing bribes‚ but also those who of­fer them or pay them.”

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