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R19.5m drug shipment intercepted

Johannesburg - Drugs with an estimated street value of R19.5 million were seized at O R Tambo international airport in Johannesburg on Friday, the SA Revenue Service said.

The drugs were concealed in hair-piece packages from Nigeria, spokeswoman Marika Muller said in a statement.

File photo. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

“Those packages contained crystal methamphetamine ('tik') weighing a total of 65kg, with a value of R19.5 million.

“This is one of the biggest ever seizures of crystal methamphetamine at OR Tambo,” Muller said.

The drugs were handed over to the police.

Sapa

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