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OR Tambo drug bust: Cops deny suspect is SA celebrity

The woman was found with 15 packets of drugs covered in foil, weighing nearly 16 kilograms.

Tik valued at more than R4 million was found in her luggage during a search by Sars officials yesterday. Picture: sars.gov.za

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Police Services have now denied that a 29-year-old woman arrested with R4 million worth of drugs at OR Tambo International Airport is a South African celebrity.

Earlier, officials from the South African Revenue Services claimed the woman was a television star who had acted in soapies including Scandal, Rythym City and _Isidingo, _but police say this is not the case.

The woman was found with 15 packets of drugs covered in foil, weighing nearly 16 kilograms.

The police's Vishnu Naidoo says the suspect will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court on charges of drug dealing.

He says, "Contrary to popular belief, this woman is not a South African celebrity."

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