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R1 million drug bust at OR Tambo airport

A random search at the airport led to the discovery of 3,45 kilograms of ephedrine.

FILE: The drugs were found in items of lace embroidery packages. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG -The South African Revenue Service (Sars) says over R1 million worth of a drug called ephedrine has been discovered at the OR Tambo International Airport.

Officials conducted a random search at the airport on Tuesday, where a parcel arrived from India containing 3,45 kilograms of ephedrine.

The drugs were found in items of lace embroidery packages.

The revenue service's Luther Lebelo says the South African Police Service (Saps) will investigate the parcel.

"After further investigation ephedrine was discovered hidden inside lace packages. The ephedrine was weighing 3,4 kilograms in total and is worth the street value of R1 035,000.00."