KWAZULU-NATAL police made another breakthrough in their fight against drug trafficking.
A 28-year-old woman was arrested for possession of drugs at the King Shaka International Airport last Thursday.
Police spokesman Thulani Zwane said police were checking passengers’ passports when they came across a female who was coming from Brazil via Dubai.
“The woman’s luggage was searched and she was also searched,’’ he said.
“And upon searching the takkies she was wearing, our members discovered that the inner sole of the takkies was removable and covered with black duct tape.
“Police cut the tape and discovered cocaine with a street value of R282000.
“We discovered that the drugs were destined for a 41-year-old woman in Durban. Both suspects were arrested.”
National Prosecuting Authority spokeswoman Natasha Ramkinson said: “A female suspect appeared in court on Friday and she was remanded in custody for a bail application.”
This arrest follows another arrest made by the police in October last year when they intercepted drugs at the same airport that were destined for Durban.
Two suspects – a male and a female aged 28 and 29 respectively – were arrested at the airport for possession of drugs with a street value of about R6,5m. The drugs included heroin, mandrax and crystal.