Bust for ‘chocolate cocaine’



May 4, 2016
Bust for ‘chocolate cocaine’

R1.2m cocaine bust at Cape airport.

A woman was nabbed after she was found in possession of what the South African Revenue Services (SARS) called “cocaine chocolate bullets” worth R1.2 million.

SARS customs officials based at the Cape Town International Airport found the four kilograms worth of drugs late on Monday afternoon after they had searched the woman’s hand luggage.

On inspection of the luggage, a customs official found and opened multiple chocolate containers, for which the woman could not produce receipts or proof of purchase.

“It turned out that they were filled with 200 bullets of unknown white substance that tests confirmed to be cocaine,” SARS said.

The woman and her luggage were then handed over to the South African Police Service for further investigation. The woman is due to appear in the Bellville Magistrates’ Court today.

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