Woman caught with drugs stashed in cereal boxes at OR Tambo International Airport
The police have arrested one woman who was caught with drugs found in a Kellogg cornflakes cereal boxes in her luggage at OR Tambo International Airport.
Speaking to DRUM Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said, “The suspect was caught before she could check in her luggage at the counter. Her luggage was searched and boxes of Kellogg’s corn flakes cereal which contained sachets containing white powder suspected to be crystal meth were found concealed in the boxes.”
In the past few days, the police have arrested four alleged drug and abalone traffickers aged between 21 and 45 years at OR Tambo including the women caught with Kellogg’s corn flakes cereal boxes with drugs.
A multi-disciplinary team had been placed at the operating entrance at the OR Tambo International Airport to prevent and combat crime to arrest suspects for various crimes. The team recovered drugs worth millions in different incidents, according to Mogale.
In another incident, Lieutenant Colonel Mogale said that the team were on a look out for any suspicious activities and a man who realized he was being watched ran off to the basement where his car was parked. He was followed by the team and drugs were found weighing 6.2Kg with street value estimate of 1.98 million. The suspect was placed under arrest for possession of suspected drugs.
A third suspect was also arrested at the airport. He was found with suspected cocaine weighing 3.4kg and estimated to be about R940 000 when his luggage was searched. The last suspect was arrested as he arrived at the airport. His luggage was found containing 17kg of ephedrine with an estimated street value of R690 000. Preliminary investigation revealed that his name did not appear on the passenger list.
“The suspects have since appeared in court and further investigations are continuing,” said Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale.