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Pretoria raids net drugs worth R60m

2012-09-13 15:49

Johannesburg - Six Nigerian men and two South African women were arrested when police seized drugs with an estimated street value of R60m in Pretoria, police said on Thursday.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said police found cat (methcathinone) and 11kg of cocaine on Wednesday night.

Police were led to various addresses in Centurion and Sunnyside by a suspect they had arrested earlier on Wednesday. Seven other people were arrested later when the houses were searched and more drugs were discovered.

"In one of the residents' [houses] police also seized two laptops suspected to be used for 419 scams," said Dlamini.

The group was expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Comments
  • doug.gass1 - 2012-09-13 16:00

    Good job! was half expecting one of those articles where a bank bag of weed was recovered and police estimated its street value at R60m.

      mondli.botha - 2012-09-13 16:10

      Ya, they have done a good job in this case. I just hope they have division dedicated to this industry on full time basis, in this way the might cause a dent in this business of destruction.

      sean.carbutt - 2012-09-13 16:11

      It's high time that the SA justice system grew a pair and started to use more harsh punishments on these scum. So lets see, Indonesia has the death penalty, mmmh, lets do the same. Hang em high, all of em. But no, our justice system is just like the now cocked up education system. This lot will be out by the weekend.

      ray.priestley.79 - 2012-09-13 17:08

      I wonder how much of it will enter the evidence room and stay there.

      jakes247 - 2012-09-13 17:57

      Yip! Our law enforcement agengies did a great job. I'm stil seeing a lot of saps vehicles from different sections in my neighborhood. Fishing for drug dealers!

  • sean.odonnell.1466126 - 2012-09-13 16:10

    No sweat, a bucket of KFC and all 8 will be home by midnight... Good work will be undone by corrupt individuals.

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-13 16:18

      What exactly do you want from SAPS, they act swiftly and arrest people you complain, they dont arrest people you still complain

      phuti.l.ngoepe - 2012-09-13 17:09

      Hahaha KFC, rascist comment none the less funny.do you really think we love chicken that much

      SunblushStarfish - 2012-09-14 01:11

      How about giving SAPS some credit where it is due? Can you not even do that? Please shut it unless you have something CONSTRUCTIVE to say.

  • clive.brink - 2012-09-13 16:21

    Why are we not surprised that they are Nigerians. Activities and conduct we have become to expect. And then they complain that they have a bad name in South Africa. Last heard there was not war and civil strife in Nigeria, perfectly safe so they cant be refugees. How did they qualify to come, and stay here. They should go practise their trade at home.

  • teresa.strauss.39 - 2012-09-13 16:23

    The group should be named and shamed. Why are their identities kept a secret, they are the scourge of the earth. Deport the Nigerians and send the South Africans to Siberia with no clothes.

  • craig.s.pepper - 2012-09-13 16:45

    Load the Nigerians in a boat. While passing by Nigeria waters, throw them overboard. chum the waters decently before throwing them over... they are drug dealers and deserve nothing better.

  • jakes247 - 2012-09-13 17:30

    What Realy gets me mad about these nigerians, is that they come here to our country to mess it up, Send these ones that are involve in criminal activity back home.

  • Bongiwe Bongie Mabongz Dlutu - 2012-09-13 18:22

    These Nigerian people are dangerous...drug traffickn and email scamming is their busness mmmh,they must be killed

  • letsekang.masepe - 2012-09-13 19:01

    Bloody nigerians criminals and south african girls again, when will this come to an end ?

  • bongani.mahlangu.923724 - 2012-09-13 19:35

    These nigerians must go back to their country. They are here to rot our country.

  • Yandisa Rwaai - 2012-09-13 19:39

    You see the problem is that Nigerians have a market in South Africa for drugs the white kids in Brynston are the biggest buyers of coke and cat ... Now the root the root of the problem is the excessive money given to them by their parents and not that blacks dont do drugs but whites are biggest the consumers... And we consume KFC right??

      merven.halo - 2012-09-14 10:24

      Yes, you blacks don't do drugs, you just sniff glue.

  • tiishetjo.mogoto - 2012-09-14 00:20

    lock thm up nd throw away the key better yet.........................HANG THEM....bloody agents

  • SunblushStarfish - 2012-09-14 01:09

    Hallelujah! WELL DONE! This is awesome. Bust those bl!ksems! I can think of a good sentence - make them consume all that stuff in one go.

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