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R1.5m ephedrine bust at OR Tambo Airport

A man who flew from India was searched upon arrival & officers found 20kg of the substance.

An ariel view of OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - A man was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport after being caught with ephedrine worth R1.5 million.

The man, who flew from India, was searched upon arrival and officers found 20 kilogrammes of the substance.

He's due to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Robert Netshiunda said, "We are still investigating the origin of the drugs as well as the possible destination."

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