Another woman has been arrested for possession of hard drugs, this time at the OR Tambo International Airport. She was caught after allegedly trying to smuggle crystal meth stashed in her luggage into the country during the weekend.
According to Police Facebook page, the 47-year-old South African woman allegedly stashed a huge amount of crystal meth, with an alarming estimated street value of R10 million, into her luggage.
On her way from Accra Ghana, the woman had arrived at the international airport on Sunday morning when she was stopped by customs officials. She was searched and the Meth was discovered neatly stashed within her luggage.
The airport had in the past, including this year recorded a number of arrests by police with regards to drug pushing have made a number of drug-related busts at the airport since the start of the year.
Accosted separately were three foreigners found with the illegal stimulant Khat as they were about to board a plane for Zurich.
In another recent incident, a 24-year-old woman was caught with three kilogrammes of cocaine neatly wrapped in her rice parcel which she equally wrapped in newspaper at the Beit Bridge border gate, Musina in the Limpopo province.
“Drug peddlers are again warned that the consequences of dealing in drugs are devastating and security officials will not allow their attempts to smuggle drugs in or out of South Africa to continue unabated,” the police’s post on Facebook stated.
The woman arrested with crystal meth faced at least one charge of dealing in drugs and is expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Another unbelievable stunt pulled by a woman was hiding 83 uncut diamonds in her vagina and underclothes.
Meanwhile, the Russian Federal Drug Control Service’s Victor Ivanov while speaking at the Russia-Africa Anti-Drug Dialogue in Durban, said South Africa and Africa has become a key transit hub for Afghan heroin and Latin American cocaine.