Western Cape: The smuggling and selling of drugs is of great concern to SAPS because of the devastation that it causes among the youth and the community in general.
It is a well-known fact that many crimes are directly associated with substance abuse.
The prevention of illegal drugs being sold on the streets was addressed in the late evening of yesterday, Wednesday 24 August 2016, when police from Border Police based at Cape Town International Airport arrested a Johannesburg woman after drugs had been found in her luggage.
The 26-year-old woman from Wanderers, Johannesburg, landed in Cape Town at 21:40 on a flight from East London. After the passengers had collected their luggage from the carousel, the Border Police members conducted random stop and search operations.
When searching the suitcase of the woman they found numerous parcels wrapped in tin foil and further examination led to the discovery of Tik with an estimated street value of R5.4million, which was promptly seized.
The Station Commander at the Cape Town International Airport SAPS, Colonel Anton Olivier, commended the members of the Border Police for their vigilance and a job well done in seizing this large single consignment of drugs.
The woman is to appear in the Khayelitsha Priority Crimes Court tomorrow, Friday 26 August 2016, on charges of dealing in drugs.