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Big tik bust at OR Tambo

The two women were caught trying to smuggle 150 kilograms of drugs from Tanzania to SA.

The two women were caught trying to smuggle 150 kilograms of drugs from Tanzania to SA. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Officials have recovered tik (crystal methamphetamine) worth almost R43 million at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said on Friday.

This is the single largest bust made at a port of entry in South Africa, officials confirmed.

Two women, whose nationalities are yet to be confirmed, were caught trying to smuggle 150 kilograms of drugs from Tanzania to South Africa, Sars spokesperson Marika Muller said.

The drugs were found in six bags.

The suspects are in police custody.

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