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Coke, cash, cards - huge bust in Joburg

2012-03-15 22:17

Johannesburg - Four Bulgarian women and a man, believed to be part of an international credit card fraud syndicate, were arrested in Johannesburg on Thursday, the SA Revenue Service (Sars) said.

Spokesperson Adrian Lackay said police and Sars officials carried out a house raid in Lonehill where R1m in cash and about 10kg of cocaine were seized.

The women were believed to be prostitutes who were illegally in the country.

Lackay said the arrests were the result of a five year investigation by French, South African and other authorities.

It was believed the house was used as a laboratory to manufacture narcotics.

Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said hashish and pills were also found in the house. "We don't know what they are. It will be tested."

A suitcase containing ephedrine was also found.

The 42-year old man would be charged with drug dealing and manufacturing drugs and would appear in the Johannesburg Commercial Court on Monday.

The four women's legal status would be checked before any action was taken against them, Polela said.

Comments
  • Sharon - 2012-03-15 22:39

    The spokesman said, we found cash, cards, drugs, and an item of female underclothes, size DD - as you can see, it was a HUGE bust!

      John - 2012-03-15 23:18

      Sharp

      Art - 2012-03-16 06:44

      Supa-Sharp!!! LOL!

      bluzulu - 2012-03-16 07:19

      mmmm European criminals here in RSA...No way, This is another ANC lie.

      jameshart0001 - 2012-03-16 07:47

      ALOT OF EUROPEAN CRIMALS , HOW CAN ANC LIE ABOUT THAT ARE YOU SO BLONDE ? PEOPLE ON TV ARE WHAT?

      jameshart0001 - 2012-03-16 07:48

      http://www.nigeriafilms.com/news/16145/18/deportation-of-67-south-african-prostitutes-from-n.html

      Marion - 2012-03-16 08:07

      Roflmfao Sharon. Why are we suddenly calling dagga 'hashish'? Bulgarian mafia now?

      jameshart0001 - 2012-03-16 08:11

      SOUTH AFRICAN PROSTITUTES DEPORTED FROM NIGERIA WHAT A SHAME

      Art - 2012-03-16 09:54

      Sounds like JamesHart 0001 is happy his mother is home from Nigeria.... Or he is just having a KUK Friday!

  • Shegxy - 2012-03-15 23:21

    and this time we dont see nigerian involve, so we dont see much comments

      Art - 2012-03-16 06:45

      Lets wait n see.... wonder how many S.A.P.S members will be involved in this????

      Mike - 2012-03-16 07:15

      Its very likely that a Nigerian might be involved as well,just as they say the investigatation is still underway.Where there is money and prostitute you are bound to have a a nigerian as well.

      jameshart0001 - 2012-03-16 07:43

      they always say nigerians are bad , but the chinese are the king pin of drugs in south africa , nigerian do not produce it in the first place , so who does ? they should stop pointing fingers the wrong way , if a nigerian was involved , they would have been up and down 67 SOUTH AFRICAN PROSTITUTES WERE DEPORTED FROM NIGERIAN LAST WEEK , THEY WHERE ALL HIV POSITVE , NO NEWS STATTION CARRIED IT IN SOUTH AFRICA

      jameshart0001 - 2012-03-16 07:46

      http://www.nigeriafilms.com/news/16145/18/deportation-of-67-south-african-prostitutes-from-n.html

      jameshart0001 - 2012-03-16 08:11

      SOUTH AFRICAN PROSTITUTES DEPORTED FROM NIGERIA WHAT A SHAME

      jameshart0001 - 2012-03-16 08:12

      SOUTH AFRICAN PROSTITUTES DEPORTED FROM NIGERIA WHAT A SHAME

  • Louise - 2012-03-16 00:28

    And they say Nigerians are bad...

      Kolobe - 2012-03-16 05:51

      *R50 on the table* want to take a bet nigerians are involved?watch as the investigation unfolds. ..sad to see mzansi is becoming a haven for international criminals

      Tied - 2012-03-16 07:10

      A woman born in South Africa has a higher chance of being raped than getting an education. Why do South African men rape so much. And they say Nigerians are bad.....

      jameshart0001 - 2012-03-16 07:46

      http://www.nigeriafilms.com/news/16145/18/deportation-of-67-south-african-prostitutes-from-n.html

      jameshart0001 - 2012-03-16 08:03

      SOUTH AFRICAN WHORES DEPORTED FROM NIGERIA

  • Sally Lewitt - 2012-03-16 01:11

    Why does nothing surprise me anymore? I am becoming desensitized to the world we live in.. Wtf!

  • John - 2012-03-16 02:15

    Bulgarians and Romanians lead the world in credit card fraud having been a victim myself i suggest we screen them more than Nigerians when they come in.....

      Vik - 2012-03-16 02:35

      ...I'd rather suggest you start using your brain ... before using your Credit card

      Tied - 2012-03-16 07:19

      And Chinese are the king importers of cocaine. The problem with the majority Nigerian foot soldiers and retailers is being too "noisy" in their small time while the big time Chinese and East Europeans operate on the down low.

      jameshart0001 - 2012-03-16 07:46

      http://www.nigeriafilms.com/news/16145/18/deportation-of-67-south-african-prostitutes-from-n.html

  • Tanie - 2012-03-16 02:26

    Baba will be pleased to be served with a hungarian chocolate box,jail the bustards.

  • Vik - 2012-03-16 03:04

    Amazing ...It feels like a breath of fresh air. Among the 1000-s murders, rapes, stealing and misusing millions of tax money, walking out of jails ... there are some non-local ( f@[K&~* Bulgarians, Romanians ...& all these people...) criminals too. Whoooosh. Feeling so much more patriotic and safer now ...

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-16 05:08

    Well done, But why did it take 5 years of French Intelligence and South Africa lack of intelligence to get this right?

  • John - 2012-03-16 05:46

    They'll be out on bail sooner than you think and will have skipped the country within 24 hours of being released on bail.

      jameshart0001 - 2012-03-16 07:51

      THAT'S HOW EUROPEANS ARE , THEY ONLY SEE NIGERIANS RUBBISH

  • Chriskoi1 - 2012-03-16 06:14

    Just kill them all involve that what they did in China with a South African.

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