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Man in court for gold worth R11m

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A 33-year-old man is expected to appear at Kempton Park Regional Court on Monday for being in the possession of 23 pieces of gold worth R11 million.

The Hawks said he was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday by their Serious Organised Crime Investigation team.

Spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Philani Nkwalase, said the traveller was requested to scan his luggage at customs sections at international arrivals when authorities found the gold in his luggage.

“He allegedly failed to declare any items and did not have any permits or licences to be in possession or transport gold and the Hawks were called to effect the arrest and further investigation,” Nkwalase said.

He said the suspect had travelled from Harare, Zimbabwe to Johannesburg.

Nkwalase said he faces charges of contravening the Customs Act.