Crystal meth worth R18m seized in OR Tambo Airport busts

In a biggest haul, customs officials spotted suspicious objects while scanning a passenger's luggage last Saturday.

FILE: Crystal Meth, also known as tik. Picture: theaac.co.za

CAPE TOWN – At least R18 million worth of crystal meth has been seized in two busts at OR Tambo International Airport.

In its biggest haul, customs officials spotted suspicious objects while scanning a passenger's luggage last Saturday. They found tik valued at over R17 million.

In one incident last Friday, custom officials came across a parcel destined for Malaysia. They discovered it comprised tik valued at R1 million. The parcel was declared as “gifts” but on closer inspection, officials discovered sachets containing a white crystal substance.

The case was also handed over to the South African Police Service.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)