Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Khayelitsha man arrested in the Southern Cape for dealing in drugs

By Cindy Witten
25 February 2009

A 29-year-old man from Khayelitsha was arrested for being in possession of cannabis. He appeared in the Prins Albert court in the Southen Cape on a charge of dealing in cannabis on Monday, but the case was postponed to the 2 March 2009. Until then, the accused will remain in police custody.

Police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie says that the suspect was arrested on Thursday after members of the Prince Albert police stopped along Prince Albert Road to assist the accused, who’s Toyota – panel van had run out of diesel.

“In assisting the man, police members smelled cannabis and asked the driver to open the back of the van. They then discovered 43 bags of cannabis, weighing approximately 1.5 tons and a street value of R1.5 million rand,” said Pojie.
Police investigations discovered that the cannabis was meant for distribution in Cape Town and that the Toyota-van he was driving had been hired by the suspect to transport the merchandise in.
Police investigations continue.


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