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R250 000 cocaine bust at OR Tambo

Johannesburg - An Angolan man was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport on Monday with cocaine bullets, worth about R250 000 on the street, in his stomach, the Hawks said.

The 41-year-old was arrested on arrival from Sao Paulo, in Brazil, at 8am. He was en route to Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, said Hawks spokesman Paul Ramaloko.

File picture: Supplied. Credit: Supplied

Police discovered the man had swallowed the cocaine when he was taken through an X-ray machine, he said. Sixty-nine bullets of cocaine were seized.

“We will keep him at the airport until he completes releasing all cocaine bullets from his digestive tract,” Ramaloko said.

The man would appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Sapa

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