Information from the South African Police Service (SAPS) has it that Crystal Meth worth R9 Million was discovered in a flight from Lagos.
The drug was confiscated at Cape Town International Airport. SAPS related the incident thus:
“Lost and found had a total different meaning for a drug dealer when his luggage was discovered by police at the Cape Town International Airport…
The passenger arrived in Cape Town earlier in the week on a flight from Lagos via ORTIA, and failed to collect one of his bags, which then made its way to the lost and found section.
Failure of the passenger, whose particulars are known, to collect his bag raised the suspicion of authorities and upon further investigation, it was found that the contents was Crystal Meth weighing 26 kg with an estimated street value of R 9 Million.”
From our gathering, the suspect is yet to be arrested and, the circumstances surrounding the discovery are being investigated.
Crystal Meth is one of the many drugs that’s plaguing South Africa. The drug is known for creating a false sense of well-being and energy.
As such, those taking it normally push their bodies further than required. With that, users often experience a severe, physical and mental breakdown after the effects of the drugs wear off.
In the long run, Crystal Meth users often experience irreversible harm ranging from increased heart rate and blood pressure to damaged blood vessels in the brain. This does cause strokes and irregular heartbeat that can, in turn, cause cardiovascular collapse or death; liver, kidney and lung damage.
Meanwhile, SAPS members of the Cape Town Cluster Task Team conducted a search operation at a flat in Sea Point which led to the discovery of a variety of drugs valued at R 205 000.
As learnt, two suspects aged 35 were arrested and the drugs confiscated include cocaine, dagga, magic mushroom and some schedule 5 prescription.