R23m coke in SAA flight cargo
Johannesburg - Cocaine with a street value of R23m was seized in the cargo of SA Airways flight SA206 from Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday, the airline said.
The 51.6kg haul consisted of 33 foil-wrapped parcels hidden inside a dough-making machine in a crate on a cargo pallet.
"SAA's flights are constantly monitored in an attempt to stamp out the transportation of illegal substances," SAA spokesperson Robyn Chalmers said in a statement.
The cocaine was found by SAA staff working with the police and customs officials, she said.
Police could not immediately be reached to confirm the incident.