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Johannesburg - The South African Revenue Services' Customs and the Detector Dog Unit intercepted 2.2kg of cocaine bullets, estimated at R632 000, on a plane from Brazil at OR Tambo International Airport.

In a statement, SARS said the cocaine was found in two separate toilet compartments on the plane on Wednesday.

"The first parcel contained 44 bullets valued at R345 240," SARS said. "A further search uncovered a second parcel containing 35 bullets estimated at R287 700. Tests confirmed the white powdery substance to be cocaine."

SARS said the interception was the result of the collaborative efforts by SARS Customs, SA Police Service and other law enforcement agencies to fight drug smuggling and other crimes at the airport.
 
The goods were handed over to SAPS for further investigation.
 
African News Agency