Traveller nabbed with gold bars worth R7million

MBOMBELA- SARS Customs officials in Pretoria intercepted a Lebanese male passenger en route to Dubai carrying 17 rectangular gold bars and three circular bars weighing 23 kg worth more than R7-million at OR Tambo International Airport yesterday.

According to Sars spokesperson Sandile Memela the lone traveller was intending to leave the country without proper documentation.

“When his luggage was scanned, irregular images were identified and a hand search found these to be gold bars estimated to be worth R 7 033 600,” he said.
“The traveller produced self-generated invoices and he was immediately nabbed and handed over to the SAPS but SARS Customs has detained the goods for further investigations,” he adds.

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