Dealer nabbed in Joburg part of global syndicate

2014-06-02 12:04
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Johannesburg - A Pakistani man who was arrested after R48m worth of heroin was found in a house in Booysens, Johannesburg, is believed to be part of an international drug distribution network, the Hawks said on Monday.

"It is alleged that he was going to deliver it to a certain location and we pounced on him," said Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko.

"We found 40kg, and each kilogram goes for about R1.2m."

Ramaloko said the drugs were brought into the country, but he could not disclose where it was coming from as it would compromise their investigation.

Police said more arrests were imminent.

Two unlicensed firearms were also found in the house.

The man is due to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on a charge of dealing in drugs.
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