Sars intensifies drug detection practices
Sars said officials have eight reported cases of drug smuggling in the last year.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Revenue Services (Sars) says it's intensified its drug detection practices to deal with new smuggling trends emerging at South African airports.
This week a South American woman was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport after she was found in possession of cocaine worth over R2 million.
The cocaine was hidden in 10 handbags concealed in her luggage.
Sars spokesperson Luther Lebelo said officials have eight reported cases of this kind of smuggling in the last year.
"She was handed in to the South Africa police and we're working with them to make a quick conviction because the evidence is quite clear. We want to make sure no drugs come to South Africa."