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Drug dealers including a Nigerian were arrested with 1.5kg cocaine at O.R. Tambo International, South Africa

According to a media statement from National Media Centre Corporate Communication South African Police Servic, four men,-two customs officials, an airline employee and a Nigerian national, are expected to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court next Tuesday after they were arrested by OR Tambo International Airport-based police for drug dealing and defeating the ends of justice.

On Thursday, 28 April 2016 members of the South African Police Service’s Trans International Investigation Team and Crime Intelligence arrested the two customs officials and an employee of Air Namibia and a drug mule after the latter was allowed to pass through the airport with as much as 1,5 kilogrammes of cocaine worth nearly R425, 000,00.

 Information at police’s disposal show that the two customs officials escorted the 29-year-old suspect to a hotel, where they were shortly joined by an Air Namibia employee who apparently came to collect the ejected drug bullets from the suspect’s body.

The alleged drug mule had landed a few hours earlier from Sao Paolo, Brazil, and was apparently in transit to Lagos, Nigeria.

The customs officers have been charged with defeating ends of justice while the drug mule and the airport employee will face drug dealing charges.

All of the four suspects are currently in custody pending their first court appearance on Tuesday.

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