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JOHANNESBURG – Three people have been arrested for possession of illegal drugs at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport.

Two of the suspects, a 37-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, are employees at the airport.

The pair was found in possession of just over 18 kilograms of cocaine on Saturday morning.

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The drugs have an estimated street value of over R5-million.

In a separate incident, police arrested a 43-year-old man who was hiding the illegal stimulant ephedrine inside vehicle oil filters.

All three suspects will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Monday.