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R21.1 million stuffed in luggage - Bloem

R21.1 million stuffed in luggage - Bloem

Two men were caught attempting to smuggle more than R21.1 million stuffed into travel bags on Valentines Day. 

Hawks stopped the men at Bloemfontein airport before they boarded a plane.

Police Captain Philani Nkwalase said; "The Hawks‚ along with the police‚ swiftly acted on information about the duo [who] had four big travelling bags full of cash. They were intercepted before catching a flight to Cape Town".

"Preliminary investigations revealed that they drove from Durban to Bloemfontein prior to their arrest", said Nkwalase.

"Furthermore‚ it was established that Baig had a previous conviction for possession of dagga in 2010."

Police believe that the cash is linked to crime. 

Baig Mahomed, 20, and 50-year-old Mahomed Hoosen appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The matter has been postponed to February 21.

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