The bust was made by SARS Customs officials who intercepted a passenger from Lagos, Nigeria, arriving from Ethiopia carrying 15.1kg of crystal/ephedrine meth.
“The passenger was intercepted with two pieces of check-in luggage that were searched to reveal a whitish rough substance that was concealed at the bottom. A drug test for crystal/ephedrine meth was conducted which tested positive,” said the revenue service.
The passenger was handed over to the South African Police Service (SAPS) for further investigation.
The successful operation was a result of a joint collaboration involving SARS, SAPS and officials of the Airport Company of South Africa.