NPA granted order to attach drug car

2012-03-14 21:43
Johannesburg - The NPA has been granted a court order to attach a car allegedly used to deliver cocaine in Ladybrand, in the Free State, it said on Wednesday.

The National Prosecuting Authority's Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU), obtained the order in the Free State High Court on Wednesday, its regional spokesperson Phaladi Shuping said in a statement.

"It is alleged that Patrick Amandi Tony, 32, sold cocaine personally and through one of his runners, Duane Fredericks. He apparently made deals through a cellular phone and later sent his runner to deliver the cocaine with his car to drug users on various occasions."

Shuping said Tony delivered drugs personally in certain circumstances.

"The court granted the AFU an order to freeze the Opel Corsa that belongs to Tony, for him not to use it again until the AFU has applied for a forfeiture order, where after the car will be sold," he said.

The criminal case against Tony was postponed to May 10 and he was released on bail.
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