JOHANESBURG – Members of the South African Police Service’s Transnational Investigation and Crime Intelligence Units have this weekend found another stash of drugs, this time cocaine weighing 4.5kg, which were found abandoned inside the toilet of a flight that had just landed from Sao Paolo, Brazil. The drugs were found on Saturday afternoon during a routine search by the team operating at the OR Tambo International Airport. The drugs are valued at R1.3 million. The courier was not found.
The latest find comes just a week after the same team managed to intercept another unclaimed bag of drugs, a massive 27kg of crystal methamphetamine valued at R8 million, which was retrieved from a flight that had just landed from Abu Dhabi in the Middle East. The drugs were in one of the passenger bags whose owner failed to collect it. All of these drugs have been sent to the forensic services of the SAPS for further analysis and the police are still investigating.