Lebanese man busted with gold bars worth over R7 mln
The man, who was traveling to Dubai, was carrying gold bars weighing 23 kilograms at OR Tambo airport.
Yesterday, a Lebanese man traveling to Dubai, was found carrying gold bars weighing 23 kilograms.
Officials say he was initially stopped for attempting to leave the country without the necessary documentation.
A scan of his luggage later revealed the gold bars, for which he provided counterfeit invoices.
Sars spokesperson Sandile Memela says investigations are underway.
"Upon request, he produced self-generated invoices and he has since been handed over to the South African Police Services. He is expected to appear in court tomorrow."