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R6m ephedrine bust at OR Tambo International Airport

A bag arrived in South Africa yesterday from Dar es Salaam, containing drugs valued at R6 million.

FILE: A Sars spokesperson said the suspect will be charged for drugs smuggling and possession. Picture: Saps.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have arrested a man who claimed an unaccompanied bag containing 20 kilograms of ephedrine at OR Tambo International Airport.

The bag arrived in South Africa yesterday from Dar es Salaam.

The stash is valued at about R6 million.

The South African Revenue Services spokesperson Sandile Memela said, "He signed for delivery and was immediately taken by South African Police Service officers and will be charged for drugs smuggling and possession."

Last week, another unclaimed bag from India was discovered at OR Tambo International Airport.

The bag contained R8 million worth of crystal meth.