South African Revenue Service (Sars) officials have seized at Tambo International Airport from a Lebanese man traveling to Dubai 20 gold bars worth almost $1 million
The gold bars reportedly weighed 23 kilograms.
Officials say he was initially stopped for attempting to leave the country without the necessary documentation.
A scan of his luggage later revealed the gold bars, for which he provided counterfeit invoices.
SARS spokesperson Sandile Memela says investigations are underway.
“Upon request, he produced self-generated invoices and he has since been handed over to the South African Police Services. He is expected to appear in court tomorrow.”