An identified Malawian lady has been arrested at Beitbridge boarder post in South Africa on Tuesday for smuggling drugs worth R17 million.
According to The South African Revenue Service (Sars) the crystal cocaine was found hidden in a bag of surgical equipment belonging to a bus passenger travelling from Lilongwe, Malawi to Johannesburg.
Sars spokesperson Marika Muller who confirmed the development said the suspect was arrested.
“The passenger and the drugs she was carrying, as well as the containers in which the drugs had been hidden in were handed over to the South African Police Service at Beitbridge.”
On 6 July, Sars seized 150 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, also known as tik, at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.The service described the bust as the largest ever single seizure of tik at any port of entry in South Africa.
The drugs were estimated to be worth R43 million and were brought in by two women flying from Tanzania.
The suspect is expected to appear before Pretoria Magistrate court soon