Alleged drug dealer remanded in custody

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The Westonaria Magistrates’ court remanded a 43-year-old man, Charles Chukwudi in custody. He is charged with possession of drugs worth approximately R750 000, illegally dealing in drugs and contravention of the Drug Trafficking Act.

The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Johannesburg received intelligence regarding suspected illegal drug dealings in the Westonaria precinct, west of Johannesburg.

Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu of Hawks said the police kept surveillance at the positively identified premises on Sunday and pounced on the suspect on his way out.”Upon searching the suspect, the investigation team found about 40grams of suspected cath drugs in his possession.”

Mulamu said the investigation team proceeded to the dwelling where more than 350 grams of suspected crystal meth drugs as well as additional 175 grams of cat drugs were found inside plastic bags ready for distribution.

The case is postponed to Friday, 25 February 2022 for a formal bail application.

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