how do i know if customs agent are not scheming?

edited July 2014 in - South Africa
I met a friend on a social network in February this year and he told me everything about himself and 2 days after we met he asked if I wanted anything because he is used to buying his friends gifts when he is on land as he is some sort of a marine, I told him that I cannot accept gifts from him because he doesn't know me and he insisted. I didn't tell him what to buy, he sent a message on FB telling me that he had sent me some gifts. on the weekend he told me that my gift will be in SA by Monday and on Monday I was called by a lady in OR Tambo international airport notifying me about the parcel. but the following day she told me that the customs agent had my parcel and that they scanned the parcel and found 20 000 pounds that was stashed in my parcel. they demanded that I should pay R45 000 to release it and I told them that I do not have that amount of money, I asked if I should come to them to open the parcel together with them so that they can take their money but they refused. the guy who sent me the gifts is fighting with me because he wanted me to sort myself out with the money that he had sent. it's towards the end of July now and they still have it and I have already paid R10 000 to them of which they do not want understand my situation. please tell me what to do because I do not trust these people

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