A drug trafficker remanded in custody

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A 44-year-old Nkosinathi Themba Zungu appeared before the Barberton Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 2 September 2022 after he was arrested for transporting and dealing in dagga at Hill Top, Barberton Road.

The members of the National Intervention Unit deployed in the Barberton Mine on Thursday, 01 2022 followed a suspicious courier company vehicle seen on surveillance cameras loading a large number of bags at the back of the vehicle.

Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said the vehicle was followed on the gravel road towards Hill Top. “When the vehicle was stopped and searched, 26 bags of compressed dagga with the estimated value of R700 000.00 were seized. The Hawks’ Nelspruit-based Serious Organised Crime Investigation was alerted and they took over the investigation”.

The case against Zungu is remanded to 9 September 2022 for a formal bail application.

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