The Hawks are investigating an incident in which SARS customs officials intercepted crystal meth with a street value of R236 million at the OR Tambo International Airport in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
The palleted cargo, weighing 785 kilograms, was destined for Australia.
The Hawks were called for the detection and seizure of the goods.
SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter commended customs officers for stopping the dispatch of the drugs.
In a statement, Kieswetter says, “I want to send a clear warning to the criminal syndicates that are using our ports of entry/exit to commit this type of crime, that our officers are alert and working very hard to stamp out such criminality. The excellent cooperation with other law enforcement agencies at these ports is enabling all of us to deal a deadly blow to these illegal activities.”
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