Woman arrested for alleged cocaine smuggling

One of the shampoo bottles used to conceal the liquid cocaine.

One of the shampoo bottles used to conceal the liquid cocaine.

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JOHANNESBURG - A woman arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle liquid cocaine into South Africa has appeared at the Verulam Magistrate's Court in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, police said

Yangaphi Ntombizanele, aged 36, was arrested on Saturday after landing at the King Shaka International Airport on an Emirates airline from Dubai.

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"Members of the South African Police Service and Customs and Excise, acting on intelligence, searched the woman's luggage and found liquid cocaine, with an estimated street value of R4-million, concealed in name brand shampoo bottles," Police Spokesperson, Vish Naidoo said.

Ntombizanele was charged with dealing as well as for being in possession of drugs.

Her case was remanded to 6 August for a formal bail application.

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eNCA