Hard luck for horn and Viagra smugglers at SA’s airports

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Hard luck for horn and Viagra smugglers at SA’s airports

Sex pills, narcotics, rhino horn, toy grenades – this baggage-screening firm has seen it all

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Finding rhino horn, drugs, batches of Viagra, abalone and fake clothing inside travellers’ luggage is all in a day’s work for a company doing the screening at the country’s major airports.

In the past six months, Aviation Coordination Services (ACS), operating at nine airports, has confiscated more than 32kg of rhino horns worth R26m – destined for Hong Kong – and more than 60kg of drugs.

The company scans nearly 21 million bags a year for both international and domestic flights...

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