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gold-jumpsSouth 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.”

EWN

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