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O.R. Tambo International Airpot staff intercept cocaine suspect

Posted 6 November 2017 · Add Comment

Airports Company South Africa Security staff at O.R. Tambo International Airport have handed a Seychelles-bound passenger to the SAPS after she attempted to clear a security checkpoint with two concealed bricks of cocaine on November 3.

Airport spokesperson Leigh Gunkel-Keuler said that at approximately 11h40 on Friday 3 November the attention of the security team at the central search point of Terminal A was drawn to a passenger with what appeared to be an unusual body shape.

The airport security team requested a private search in terms of the legal procedures. During the search, security staff discovered two bricks containing cocaine concealed by seven additional brassieres. The estimated weight of the cocaine is 1,040 kilograms.

“We are fast approaching the festive season and it is very common for criminals to use this period to their advantage. Criminal behaviour will not be tolerated under any circumstances. The safety and security of all passengers and customers using airport facilities is of paramount importance to the management of O.R. Tambo International Airport,” says Gunkel-Keuler.

Passengers are encouraged to be vigilant at all times and should report any unusual or criminal behaviour to the police or security personnel at the airport.

It is essential for passengers to take responsibility for their bags and to keep them close and in-view at all times.

“We appreciate that at busy holiday times some people may be tempted to offer or to take short cuts. We urge airport users not to offer or pay bribes and to report suspicious activity. People should also be aware that the law provides for prosecution not only of those soliciting bribes, but also of those who offer them or pay them.” 

 

 

 

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