SARS officials make R58 million heroin bust at border post

22 April 2016 - 15:02 By TMG Digital

The South African Revenue Service on Friday announced that it had seized heroin with an estimated value of R58-million at the Lebombo border post. A statement said the customs officials stopped an Opel Corsa entering South Africa from Mozambique for a routine check on Wednesday night and “found 58 plastic bags containing a white substance hidden within the vehicle’s panels”.“Each bag contained approximately one kilogram of heroin.“The suspect and the vehicle with the heroin were handed over to the South African Police Service for further investigation.”

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