The police in Bloemfontein this afternoon arrested two men at the Bram Fischer International Airport after a staggering amount of seven million rand was found on them.
Police spokesperson, Chaka Marope, says the two men aged between 29 and 49 were to board a flight to Cape Town at the time of their arrest at 14:30.
He says police officials and security guards at the luggage terminal point became suspicious after the arrival of the men and immediately alerted more security guards to come and search their travel bags. Marope says the money was found in R100 and R200 notes, stashed in four large bags.
He adds that the two men could not say where the money came from…
“They could not explain why they had such a large amount of money on them, and how they accumulated it. At this stage the police investigation is still underway to determine the origin of the cash and how it was accumulated.
The two men also did not divulge where they were from as they wanted to speak in the presence of their lawyers.
They are expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of money laundering,” says Marope.