The female South African student was intercepted on a flight bound for Hong Kong from OR Tambo airport on Tuesday (14/09/2018) afternoon.
A female student carrying alalmost R10 million in a plastic bag, appeared in court today, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
The woman appeared on charges of smuggling currency and failure to declare it. The revenue service said the South African student was intercepted on a flight bound for Hong Kong on Tuesday at OR Tambo International Airport.
The money totalled $630 700 and was packed in 50 and 100 dollar bundles in a plastic bag.
Officers led her to the Customs search area, where she was placed in an interview room and requested to complete a traveller card.
In the interview, the woman admitted that she was not the owner of the currency nor could she supply any proof of ownership.
By: Monti Montsha