Suspects caught with 'undeclared' currency to remain in SA
The five passengers were due to fly to the UAE, but were cornered while boarding their plane.
JOHANNESBURG - South African Revenue Service (Sars) officials say five people arrested for undeclared currency amounting to R78 million will remain in the country as the Reserve Bank investigates whether they should be criminally charged.
Eleven bags of cash were confiscated and handed over to the bank.
Sars spokesman Luther Lebelo says, "They've been released because at the moment we can't open a criminal case. It first has to be determined by the South African Reserve Bank on whether this money is fit or whether its criminal money."