SA man caught smuggling R2 million to Dubai

On Saturday (May 12), South African Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials confiscated just shy of R2 million from a South African man en-route to Dubai through Cape Town International Airport.

Sars has confirmed that the money was hidden in the man’s luggage and was picked up by the Detector Dog Unit.  One of the detector dogs reacted positively to the luggage, resulting in the bag being opened and searched.

A case of failure to declare money when departing the country has been handed over to the South African Police Services (SAPS).

Sars chief officer for customs and excise, Teboho Mokoena, said, “We have noticed recently that passengers who normally use Ortia to try and take out currency, have started rerouting via other ports. This is why it is important that all of our units work closely together to prevent this from happening.”

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