A traveller was arrested at the Cape Town International Airport this week after customs officers found around three kilograms of heroin in his luggage, the SA Revenue Service (SARS) said on Friday.
The heroin had an estimated street value of approximately R1 million.
SARS customs detector dogs uncovered the powdery substance in three packages inside the man’s leather briefcase.
“The suspect was scheduled to travel to a central European country on a direct flight from Cape Town when the drugs were found,” SARS said.
The suspect and drugs were handed over to the police for further investigation and security agencies promised to be diligent and vigilant about their services in order to achieve drug-free society.