Three suspect arrested
By Celeste Ganga and
10 August 2007
Police have arrested three passengers, who arrived on flight from South America at the Cape Town International Airport.
“The suspects were taken by police to a local hospital where X-rays were conducted,” says police spokesperson Inspector Bernadine Steyn.
Steyn says the three suspects had a total of about and half kilograms of Cocaine in the form of bullets, in their stomachs with an estimated street value of about R3 million.
“Two of the suspects, a 36 year-old man from Pretoria and a 21 year-old female from Cape Town, were discharged from hospital on Friday morning and are currently detained in police cells. The third suspect, a 65 year-old Peruvian citizen, is still in hospital under police guard,” says Steyn.