Co­caine in the soles of her shoes

Weekend Witness - - News -

A 28­YEAR­OLD woman ap­peared in court yes­ter­day af­ter be­ing found in pos­ses­sion of co­caine with a street value of R282 000 at King Shaka In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Wed­nes­day.

SAPS King Shaka In­ter­na­tional Air­port and Cus­toms Of­fi­cials were work­ing jointly on pro­fil­ing and pro­cess­ing the in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­gers on a flight from Dubai, when they came across a woman com­ing from Brazil to South Africa via Dubai.

The pas­sen­ger and her lug­gage were searched. Upon search­ing the takkies she was wear­ing, po­lice found the in­ner sole of the takkies was re­mov­able and was cov­ered with black duct tape.

Po­lice cut the tape and pow­der co­caine weigh­ing 0,94 kilo­grams was found.

Po­lice said pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed that the drugs were to be taken to a 41­year­old man who was also ar­rested at a Dur­ban ho­tel.

Both sus­pects were due to ap­pear in the Veru­lam Mag­is­trate’s Court yes­ter­day.

“I am pleased with the suc­cesses thus far but am aware that we still have a long way more to go.

“Our mem­bers are mo­ti­vated and pos­i­tive and are do­ing their ut­most to crip­ple the drug trade in the prov­ince,” said Lieu­tenant­Gen­eral Mma­mon­nye Ngobeni, the KwaZu­luNatal pro­vin­cial com­mis­sioner.

NPA spokesper­son Natasha Ramkisson said that the ac­cused was re­manded into cus­tody. — WR.

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