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R6.5m drug bust at Durban airport

At least three people were arrested at King Shaka International Airport in Durban on Tuesday.

At least three people were arrested at King Shaka International Airport in Durban on Tuesday. Picture: Tara Meaney/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A couple has been arrested at King Shaka International Airport in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police confirmed on Wednesday.

Officials recovered crystal methamphetamine worth an estimated R6.5 million.

The pair flew in from India on Tuesday evening with around 36 kilograms of the narcotics.

Police spokesperson Jay Naicker said a third woman was also arrested.

The third suspect was waiting at a meeting point to collect the drugs.

Naicker says more steps will need to be taken to stem the flow of drugs into KwaZulu-Natal.

"The provincial commissioner has tasked the Organised Crime Unit to look at individuals who could possibly be supplying drugs to our dealers."

"Whilst we're arresting drug dealers and finding them with large quantities, we know they don't manufacture those drugs themselves," Naicker added.