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Forensic tests underway on record cocaine bust at OR Tambo International Airport

Customs officials at OR Tambo International Airport recently found a bag which contained over 26kg of cocaine.

The South African Revenue Services (Sars) says that this amounts to one of the biggest cocaine busts ever at the airport.

According to Sars, the contents of this bag was inspected after the airline failed to locate the bag’s owner.

The luggage was destined for London via Kenya, Nairobi and Sars says that the bag with the drugs could have originated from South America.

Sars handed over the cocaine to South African Police Services (SAPS) Organised Crime for further investigation.

SAPS's Colonel Vish Naidoo says that the drugs are being tested in by forensic specialists.

The bag is now currently with our forensics department and we are busy analysing its contents.

Colonel Vish Naidoo, SAPS

Naidoo advises that they have launched an investigation into the passenger that checked in the bag and are looking for possible footage and evidence from the airport.

Listen to the full conversation on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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