It has emerged that the two South Africans who were arrested for alleged drug trafficking in Hong Kong have been in custody for a week. This is according to SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali.

He says the woman and man, who are flight attendants working on Johannesburg flights, were arrested separately and their matter is now before courts. They were allegedly found with drugs believed to have a street value of R45 million.

Tlali says the two have appeared in court in Hong Kong. “We confirm that two of our employees have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of being in possession of drugs, the two employees were operating on two separate flights that were originating from Johannesburg to Hong Kong and were arrested one on arrival the other one following an investigation by customs officials in Hong Kong. Their matters have been before the courts and they remain in custody at the moment.”

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