Police catch 2 with drugs at OR Tambo

Johannesburg - Two men were arrested after they were found in possession of cocaine at the OR Tambo International airport, the Hawks said on Saturday.

Spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said a 41-year-old Nigerian man and 28-year-old American were arrested shortly after arriving from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

He said the Nigerian was found with cocaine worth about R600 000 hidden in his luggage.

The American had apparently swallowed the drugs and 25 small packets containing the drug had been recovered by Saturday afternoon, said Ramaloko.

"He still has a few more in his body."

The two will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday.

SOURCE: News 24