Brazilian drug smuggler arrested at OR Tambo International airport

GAUTENG – Garcia Fortes Mariah Carvalho (29), was arrested on the afternoon of Sunday, 27 November 2022, for possession of cocaine after a flight from Qatar landed at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA).
The arrest was conducted through an intelligence driven operation where Carvalho was identified and her luggage searched. About 1,5 kg of cocaine worth just over R500 000 was uncovered in a false compartment of her luggage. The hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team has been entrusted with the docket.
Carvalho appeared in the Kempton Park Magistarte’s Court on Tuesday and her case was postponed to Thursday, 05 December pending verification of her credentials.

Source: South African Police Service