A consignment of medicine from India weighing greater than 20kg, hidden inside “non secular ornaments” has been confiscated on the OR Tambo Worldwide Airport (ORTIA) in Johannesburg.
The police mentioned the estimated worth of the haul, seized on Saturday, is about R4.7m.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Athlenda mentioned this was a results of “the dedication and laborious work of a multidisciplinary workforce answerable for making certain the security and safety of all” on the airport.
“A detection workforce from this joint operational workforce on the airport have been following up on info supplied by crime intelligence which led to the detection of the medication weighing 21.4kg hidden inside non secular ornaments”.
The ornaments have been destined for SA from India.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the medication price an estimated road worth of R4, 7 million have been destined for South Africa from India,” Athlenda mentioned.
10 departments and businesses on the airport have been concerned within the bust.
They embrace the SAPS, state safety company, customs, Ekurhuleni metro police division, Airports Firm SA Safety, division of well being (port well being), division of setting, forestry and fisheries, division of agriculture, land reform and rural growth and the division of worldwide relations and co-operation.
“Whereas investigations proceed, SA authorities have introduced this matter to the eye of authorities in India and are working intently to determine who the import brokers are and to determine the vacation spot level within the nation,” mentioned Mathe.
Though, nobody has been arrested but.
Police appealed to anybody with info that might help within the investigation to contact the Crime Cease hotline quantity on 0860010111 or obtain the MYSAPSApp.