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Interpol roped in to investigate body on SA-bound money plane

The flight from Germany has been impounded in Harare while investigations are carried out.

Harare International Airport. Picture: Google Earth/Alexander Lapshin/Panaramio
stowaway,bloody corpse found on flight bound for SA
Local World

ZIMBABWE – Interpol is reportedly working with local officials in Zimbabwe to investigate the death of a man whose body was found aboard a cargo plane carrying money to South Africa. 

The plane has been impounded in Harare together with its consignment while investigations are carried out. 

The state-run Herald says Interpol has been roped in to establish the dead man’s identity and nationality. 

A post-mortem is also underway in Harare to establish the cause of death.

The Herald says the body was in an advanced state of decomposition, and the authorities want to confirm it isn’t carrying viruses that could spread disease in the country. 

The body was found inside an air conditioning unit of the cargo plane when it touched down in Harare on Sunday. 

The plane was on its way from Germany to Durban and is understood to be carrying millions of rand for the South African Reserve Bank. 

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)

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