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Sunday, May 01, 2016
OR Tambo customs, airline staff held after coke passes through
01 May 2016
officials, an airline employee and a foreign national are set to appear in
court next week over cocaine that passed through OR Tambo International Airport
Police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani
Mulaudzi said that the the four men were arrested at the airport on Thursday.
that day,A 29-year-old man in transit to Lagos, Nigeria, had landed from Sao
drug mule, he was apparently allowed to pass through the airport with as much
as 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated street value of R425 000, in his
officials allegedly escorted the man to a hotel, where they were joined by an
airline employee “who apparently came to collect the ejected drug bullets from
the suspect’s body”.
officers were charged with defeating the ends of justice.
The alleged drug mule and airline worker would
face drug dealing charges.
remained in custody ahead of their expected appearance in the Kempton Park
Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.