Suspect arrested for selling steroids

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation team based in Secunda together with Ermelo Local Criminal Record Centre, Crime Information Gathering and local police arrested Micheal van der Linde (22) on Thursday, 07 April 2022 for contravention of the medicines and related substances Act.

Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgothodi said they received information about a person who was selling steroids at Muscle Mecca in Ermelo. “During the investigation, it was established that the suspect does not have a valid document to possess the said medicine.”

Sekgotodi added that the court was consulted and a search warrant was authorised and executed at the said address. “Upon the search, numerous steroids to the value of R200 000.00, and electronic equipment were seized for further investigation.”

Van der Linde appeared in court and he was released on R5000.00 bail. The case is postponed to 27 June 2022 for further investigation.

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