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Man nabbed with drugs in Rustenburg

2011-12-25 13:43

Johannesburg - A Nigerian man was arrested for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R7 200 near Rustenburg, North West police said on Sunday.

Police were conducting crime prevention operations in Tlhabane on Friday, when they saw a suspicious-looking Toyota Corolla, Warrant Officer Sam Tselanyane said.

"They pulled the vehicle over and searched it. Further investigations led to the house of the driver in Rustenburg north, where pockets of cat powder and cocaine were found," he said.

Tselanyane said some of the drugs were found hidden inside a television remote control device, while others were kept inside the kitchen cabinets.

"Police also seized a scale, sterile syringes and a smoking pipe."

The 35-year-old man was expected to face a charge of drug possession in court soon.

Comments
  • John - 2011-12-25 14:16

    There are 200 000 nigerian drug dealers in Hillbrow, Jo'burg. They catch 1. Mentally challenged policemen employed by a mentally challenged government, which received a ' Donation '- I call it a Bribe, from the rulers in Nigeria.

      Itumeleng - 2011-12-25 15:57

      i will only agree with you on the part that they could only afford to catch one................the followimg gabbage I wont comment because today is CHRISTMAS and I observe that

  • Walter - 2011-12-25 14:23

    Street value of R7,200, why something like that makes the news really surprises me. And just imagine how much the court case will cost...

      Dean Kenad - 2011-12-25 15:11

      You can say that again

      Itumeleng - 2011-12-25 16:02

      the fact is that could have caused lifetime disaster even when it's only small scale but has been stopped before destruction occurred, it is a potential disaster maybe to my child or anybody's

      steve.dupreez - 2011-12-25 19:54

      Ah, the average white south african male - can NEVER see the upside of everything. Must always sit and whine, wail and criticise.

      Walter - 2011-12-25 20:27

      @Dupreez: What "upside", can you please enlighten me here, I am probably just too stupid to understand that comment, so sorry!

  • Bolaji - 2011-12-25 14:27

    This bastards must die in jail, I am a Nigerian professional leaving in Pretoria, I was so shocked when I came to SA and saw the acts of some of our people.We once started a program were we tried to identify our country men who sell drug.The problem with the initiative is was that the cops went on to tell the dealers where the Intel came from.

      Johan Grobbelaar - 2011-12-25 14:32

      Living, not leaving. But leaving will be good.

      Saksak Motsepe - 2011-12-25 14:55

      LOL. @Johan that's funny but it's unfair

      Itumeleng - 2011-12-25 16:21

      I am sorry because the majority are drug pushers and are here illegally, i am not xenophobic but I have hated for a long time the actions of Nigerians in our country, sparing your children in Nigeria, killing ours in every whichway without repercussions and no respect to our country I now want every Nigerian to leave S.A.with the next plane

      Thozi - 2011-12-25 23:35

      @ Itumeleng & Bolaji: Surprise surprise, on this one I agree with Itumeleng 100% - Sorry Bolaji, ALL Nigerians (including the Nigerian Ambassador & Staff) onto the next plane out - beter still, via China.

  • Saksak Motsepe - 2011-12-25 15:04

    But then again a South African woman was today caught at a Nigerian airport attempting to traffick drugs to Malaysia

      Howard - 2011-12-25 16:15

      Your point is ?

      Itumeleng - 2011-12-25 16:24

      get who is the employer you would not be surprised that it is a Nigerian

      Saksak Motsepe - 2011-12-25 16:55

      The point which you were to slow to figure out is that Nigerians can now claim that we are just as bad as them.

  • Dean Kenad - 2011-12-25 15:10

    Only 7500 rand!!! Wasnt traffickin in it but smoking it himself. Nevertheless hang him!

      Itumeleng - 2011-12-25 16:24

      or deport back to sender

  • eddiebant - 2011-12-25 15:36

    The wrong people in our country.They specialize in crime.

      Walter - 2011-12-25 16:52

      I think around 97% of jailed prisoners are South Africans, correct me if I am wrong? Read http://m.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/News/Most-foreign-prisoners-from-Zim-Moz-20110624

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-25 15:52

    At least S. African women are spared this time. Drugs worth R7500, that is just a tip of an ice berg, he should have led them to where he got the stuff. The man was just arrested because he never had financial muscle to bribe the officers. Nigerian drug lords are running their businesses undisrupted by SAPS in Berea, Hillbrow and Sunnyside but these activities are known to police. The last resort is to deport these scammers/ druglords to their filthy highly populated Abuja.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-25 15:57

    At least S. African women are spared this time. Drugs worth R7500, that is just a tip of an ice berg, he should have led them to where he got the stuff. The man was just arrested because he never had financial muscle to bribe the officers. Nigerian drug lords are running their businesses undisrupted by SAPS in Berea, Hillbrow and Sunnyside but these activities are known to police. The last resort is to deport these scammers/ druglords to their filthy highly populated Abuja.

  • Nkosinathi - 2011-12-25 15:57

    Nigerians have created very bad names for themselves, here at home they sale drugs, back in theier country they bombards churches. I hate this country sometimes because it is a country where the drug mules as the Glen Aglioties, murderors, rapist, bank robbers and corrupted people are accomodated in the constitutions as having rights. One drug lord one bullet, one rapist one bullet, one murder one bullet. We can not afford this soft stance towards drugs.

      steve.dupreez - 2011-12-25 19:58

      And what about the bigget Nigerian threat - so-called "Pastor" Chris? Taking the money from SA believers and send it all back to Niga? What development or social upliftment has he done with the millions he get every month? Him and his two "bodyguards".

  • Howard - 2011-12-25 16:14

    Bet he is at home R300 police bail. We will never hear the outcome of this case. When did we last hear about a Nigerian going to jail ?

  • Cedric Cide-monie Kgatla - 2011-12-25 16:53

    There are other nigerian drug dealers at thabazimbi,but it seems that they have connections with top cops coz they bn arested several times but never depoted.....

  • Cedric Cide-monie Kgatla - 2011-12-25 16:53

    There are other nigerian drug dealers at thabazimbi,but it seems that they have connections with top cops coz they bn arested several times but never depoted.....

  • mamoshianem1 - 2011-12-25 19:09

    It's about time government must do something.Nigerians are not refugees,very few of professional.How did they got refuge status or assylums.

      Yar - 2011-12-25 19:33

      @Mamoshianem1 Can't answer your question. Perhaps you can tell me. I think you voted for this government. This has all happened since they took over. Please don't vote ANC again.

  • Westvaal - 2011-12-25 19:12

    Nigerian druglords are in abundance in Rustenburg and SAPS cannot control the splurge. Drugs, rape, murder - shoot on the spot.

  • Thozi - 2011-12-25 23:29

    Put him on the next plane to China, together with his load! That's all.

  • Gwen - 2011-12-26 08:17

    Hush... Everytime I hear those words in private talks, people Hush immediately. Did you hear them too? Rumors say that just the rich people know all about it. Just do a G00GLE search for "BlueGoldHunt" all one word and click the first site that comes up.

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