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Anti-drug director held for drugs

2012-06-09 14:26

Cape Town - A director of the Muaythai Against Drugs Foundation was arrested for alleged possession of cocaine, it was reported on Saturday.

The Weekend Argus reported that Gary Trappler was arrested at the end of May and granted bail in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

The foundation was started in 2007 to help youngsters get off drugs and into Muaythai, a form of martial arts.

Quentin Chong, a co-director of the foundation, told the newspaper he was shocked by the arrest.

"This is the first time we hear about this, when you called. I'm devastated by this," he said.

Trappler is vice president of the Muaythai Amateur body as well as the International Federation of Muaythai.

He is also president of Muaythai Professional.

Comments
  • Edwin - 2012-06-09 14:36

    Quentin Chong is a good instructor, hope this doesn't damage his reputation as well

      Mogalefi - 2012-06-09 15:47

      The very same reason I am stressing, the ANC and the DA are the same.I so wish Moeletsi Mbeki could one day form a political party which will attract all races in south africa and mainly the academics. Now that party will deserve my attention.

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-06-10 09:59

      @ skelempie, WTF!? Are you on drugs!? What does the ANC and the DA have to do with the vice president of the Muaythai Amateur body and of the International Federation of Muaythai being bust for being in possession of cocaine!?

      spookhuis - 2012-06-10 21:28

      @ schalk.mattheys very simple boet, the story started with "Cape Town" and so the idiots begin.......

  • Bob - 2012-06-09 14:44

    I n c r e d i b l e...!

      michal.mierzwa - 2012-06-09 16:19

      I think this is SO... LAME ROFL

  • d4zza - 2012-06-09 14:50

    Oh the irony.

  • Bob - 2012-06-09 14:54

    When a person entrusted in any anti crime organization is found to be in direct contravention of the organizations purpose. He/She should be sentenced to a mandatory sentence equal to 3 times the mandatory sentence that would be normally handed down by the courts for the same crime. How do you even begin to try and describe an individual pig as despicable as this…! Name and shame this fruit cake…smear his picture across all news media!

  • timothyperera - 2012-06-09 14:55

    How ironic!

  • sharon.ackerman.77 - 2012-06-09 14:56

    Lovely

  • Lacrimose - 2012-06-09 15:36

    Watch his lawyer claim it was confiscated from pupils - or being used as a teaching aid

      Mandy Casey - 2012-06-09 16:33

      What if that is exactly what happened? That's why we have courts.

      Antin - 2012-06-09 20:08

      Right Mandy, it's all fine to yak about the "irony", but it must be about impossible to never have any drugs "in your possession" (on your premises) when doing this type of work. Still, if that's the case, the type of drug (coke) seems the less likely of all that would be found, if those were indeed the circumstances. Bottom line: we don't know, it's a matter for the courts, as you say.

  • Gavin - 2012-06-09 16:20

    who watches the watchers ?

      spookhuis - 2012-06-10 21:36

      The voyeurs.

  • acsteyn - 2012-06-09 16:57

    wow. how unuasual. the so-called good guys are the real crims. thesee boys learn quickly.

  • Glenda - 2012-06-09 17:02

    The people you least expect are dealers!

  • Ditoa-re - 2012-06-09 18:22

    Mr officer this is for demonstration for my class

  • barry.dogg.fritz - 2012-06-10 14:23

    probably just testing the product to check that its still of quality

  • spookhuis - 2012-06-10 21:38

    Too many comments from those that do "F" all but criticize.

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