A 33 year old Zimbabwean has been arrested in South Africa for allegedly trying to smuggle 23 pieces of gold worth R11m at SA’s O R Tambo airport.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Kempton Park (In Johannesburg) regional court today.
South Africa’s Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation team made the arrest on Saturday, after the man, who was travelling from Harare, was requested to scan his luggage at the SA Revenue Service’s custom section at international arrivals.
“He allegedly failed to declare any items and did not have any permits or licences to be in possession or transport gold and the Hawks were called to effect the arrest and conduct further investigation.” SA police said in a statement.
The 23 pieces of gold were seized for further investigation.