The Border Management Authority (BMA) has discovered 8.1kg of Rohypnol concealed in a consignment of dried fish at OR Tambo International Airport’s cargo terminal in Johannesburg.
Rohypnol is commonly known as a “date-rape” drug and is classified as a schedule 6 drug in South Africa.
A joint operation comprising BMA officials, SA Revenue Service customs officers and the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority uncovered the consignment that arrived on a flight from Nigeria on Monday.
The authority said a case is being registered with police.
BMA commissioner Michael Masiapato said the entity was committed to maintaining border law enforcement and had strict control measures in place to detect and prevent illegal activities.
In other news – Vusi Nova launches his own record label
Multi-award-winning afropop artist Vusi Nova is celebrating his decade-long anniversary in the industry in a big way. Nova recently launched his new music record label, Nova Sounds. His launch comes after he parted ways with his with long-time label Muthaland Entertainment. The move is a significant one for Nova who has always been committed to fostering creativity and amplifying the voices of talented artists across genres.
The label will focus on multiple music genres to provide a platform where artists can flourish, express their unique musical identities, and connect with audiences on a global scale. So far Nova Sounds has already signed up a few emerging and established artists like 047, an Afropop trio from the Eastern Cape, who are popularly known for their single “Ubuhle”, and former “Idols SA” contestant Kwanda, who is set to make his mark in the Afropop genre. Read More