Foreign national drug dealer to appear in court

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A 37-year-old foreign national is expected to appear at Gqeberha New Law Court on Friday, 5 November 2021 for bail application. He was arrested by Gqeberha Serious Organised Crime Investigation (SOCI) team of the Hawks on 3 November 2021 for allegations of drug trafficking.

Captain Yolisa Mgolodela of Eastern Cape Hawks said information was received from Crime Intelligence about a discovery of Mandrax tablets hidden in parcels sent via a courier service company. “The information was that packets containing narcotics were discovered concealed inside speaker boxes that were sent from Gauteng to a recipient in Gqeberha.”

Mgolodela added that 5 Boom boxes for the same recipient were discovered in the delivery which was then held back for a controlled delivery to be done to the recipient which led to his arrest. “A total of 3000 mandrax were recovered with a street value of R150​ 000.”

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