Drug courier arrested at OR Tambo with drugs

PRETORIA - Wynand Harmse (51), was arrested by members of Hawks SANEB Gauteng for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R300 000.

The SANEB members followed up information about a drug courier at OR Tambo International airport, who was about to fly out to Hong Kong.

Harmse was allegedly stopped after granting one of the member’s permission to search his luggage as well as a body search that was conducted.

The luggage did not contain any illegal substances but upon the conducting the body search, a black plastic containing cocaine was discovered concealed beneath a black waist corset around his waist.

The 1kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of R300 000 was confiscated. He has since appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrates court for dealing in drugs and his case was postponed to 13 May 2020 for formal bail application as well as further investigation. He remains in custody.

Source: South African Police Service