Alleged drug dealers remanded in custody

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Vereeniging Magistrates’ court on Monday remanded Amandi Henry Ogbuonye (39) and Amobi Christian Eze (30) in custody.They are charged with dealing in narcotics. The accused’s arrests come after authorities were tipped off of suspicious illegal drug dealings at a residential dwelling in the Vereeniging area.

Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu of Gauteng Hawks said on Friday 11 March 2022, the investigation team kept surveillance at a positively identified premises and pounced on the accused allegedly packaging drugs in small plastic packets for distribution.

The accused, Ogbuonye and  Eze fled the scene on foot and abandoned some of the suspected drugs on the premises. “A chase ensued and authorities found both Ogbuonye and Eze hiding at their neighbour’s ceiling, in possession of more drugs”.

Mulamu said the pair was immediately arrested and charged with illegal dealing in drugs and possession of drugs. Amongst other seized items, the investigation team confiscated a silver Chevrolet, electronic gadgets and narcotics worth approximately R700 000.

The case is postponed to Wednesday, 23 March 2022 for further investigation.

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