A 25-year-old woman arrested in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R456 000 at the OR Tambo International Airport appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on 2 November 2016.

Linah Sonto Umezikile was arrested shortly after disembarking a plane from Sao Paulo, Brazil on Monday morning. The arrest followed a routine search by the South African Revenue Service custom officials, during which they allegedly discovered cocaine weighing 1520 grams wrapped around her body.

Umezikile was handed over to the airport-based South African Police Service members. She was taken into custody at Tembisa police station and charged with possession of and dealing in drugs.

The accused’s case was postponed to 8 November 2016 for a formal bail application at the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court.