Cape Town – The Hawks say they apprehended a 60-year-old woman at OR Tambo International Airport with a significant quantity of dagga valued at R400 000 on Sunday.
Acting on a tip-off, the Hawks intercepted the woman, who was suspected of being a drug mule, as she was preparing to board a plane at the airport.
They discovered her in the airport’s smoking lounge, while her luggage was seized at the boarding gate.
“Upon opening the luggage, eight blocks of compressed dagga were found between her clothes. The team confiscated the suspect’s cell phone for further investigation. She will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court tomorrow, on charges of dealing in illegal drugs,” Hawks spokesperson, Katlego Mogale.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu