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Nigerian drug dealer arrested in Midrand

2012-04-06 14:32

Johannesburg - A Nigerian national wanted for a crime in Belgium was arrested outside Kyalami Estate in Midrand by the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), police said on Friday.

The 36-year-old was arrested on Thursday outside the estate where he owned two houses, national police spokesperson Colonel Vish Naidoo said.

He was wanted in Belgium for the possession of drugs with a street value of about R1bn.

In September 2008, Belgium custom authorities found 12 shipments of cocaine, which collectively weighed over a ton, at the Zaventem airport.

The cocaine was concealed in chess sets and decorated ostrich eggs, said Naidoo.

The shipment was linked to the Nigerian.

Naidoo said the 36-year-old had already been convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison in Belgium.

It was not clear how he had escaped from Belgium.

He was expected to appear in the Midrand Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Comments
  • Melusi - 2012-04-06 14:53

    nigerians are the biggest drug dealers in the whole of africa!!!!!!!!!!!

      Benn - 2012-04-06 18:41

      And if the Belguins did not point him out , he would have lived here in SA with his police buddies until death

      Eduard - 2012-04-07 05:11

      but lately the south africans carry the drugs

  • molokor2 - 2012-04-06 15:21

    Send him to china, they know how to deal with drag dealers.

      Eggie Hlungwani - 2012-04-06 17:41

      let him rot in jail

      samgaf - 2012-04-06 22:07

      Well said mate,as you can see OUR LAWS ARE THE PROBLEM,not the criminals,if we change our laws then there is no need to send them to China,or Saudi,we just behead the mothers here.

      Irma - 2012-04-14 15:01

      If you're so keen on the laws in those socially primitive states, then go live there yourself.

  • marumobongani - 2012-04-06 15:26

    kill that bitch

      Irma - 2012-04-14 15:02

      Why, all he is accused of is drug dealing which is hardly a big deal.

  • Rob - 2012-04-06 15:39

    That really shows up the different values. In China/Thailand, drug dealers get the death penalty, while in Belgium, they only get 10 years jail! Who has the biggest problem?

      Irma - 2012-04-14 15:03

      China and Thailand easily. They not only have widespread drug abuse, but they're totalitarian police states in other respects too. Hardly something any sane person would admire.

  • John - 2012-04-06 15:53

    "It was not clear how he had escaped from Belgium" More importantly... how did he get into RSA?? And he owns 2 houses in an exclusive estate. Jackie Selebi not there to protect him any more?

  • Sharon - 2012-04-06 16:07

    Don't let him out on bail!!! Extradite his butt, then there will be one less Nigerian for SA to worry about.

      Miguel Sanchez - 2012-04-06 17:30

      tudo sa sos hijo deputa

  • seanpresherhughes_1 - 2012-04-06 17:09

    One hellova good job! Congratulations! Please deport the b/tard to face his fate and to rid these people from committing these crimes from within our borders - South Africa is already well known as THE drug mule/hub of the world! So Interpol knows where to look first.... right here in lovely SA!?

  • Gabriel - 2012-04-06 18:08

    You guys like to take anything that has Nigerian to it over the hills,in as much as I do not support the few out of the possibly million Nigerians residing in South Africa doing all of these negative stuffs,I however disagree that there are no responsible Nigerians diligently committed to doing their works in various field of chosen endeavors.rail-rolling every Nigerian and labeling them as criminals is not fair.I just read about a female south African being held in the Thai for drug trafficking,alas no eyebrow were raised.I want offenders dealt with and criminals punished,but for people who are professionals,though they are Nigerians should be accorded some respect.that is my personal opinion.

      Arthur - 2012-04-06 19:36

      Gabriel. I have personally dealt with 100's of Nigerians here in South Africa. All of them busy with some sort of criminal activity. Sure there might be some honest ones, never met one yet though.

      Zimbobwe - 2012-04-06 20:18

      Gabriel I've met a log of Naija's and work with them. The educated Nigerian is the most humble, caring and intelligent human being I have ever met. Most of them are good in Mathematics and are well educated. The rest who loiter around hair saloons and corners at sunnyside are arrogant pr!cks who likes to shout and scream when speaking. They think they own South Africa and are always in groups selling drugs. I've seen it with my own eyes at corner Esselen and Meintjies in Sunnyside there is a bar next to the Nursing School you'll see their activities. 80% of Nigerian's in Mzansi are up to no good!!!

      Tsietsi - 2012-04-06 20:49

      Its a fact that most Nigerians in this country are up to no good. That SA woman arrested in Thailand and elsewhere for drug trafficking were sent by Nigerians.

      yolande.rwaai - 2012-04-07 13:03

      The responsible ones are in Nigeria.

  • Maryjane - 2012-04-06 19:20

    this people are here to rule our world they take over while we sit thanx God 1 down billion to go but they will catch them this is not lagos they will arrest you 1 by 1

      Xboxs - 2012-04-06 20:29

      Get a face change woman ,you flipping ugly.

  • Buti - 2012-04-06 19:40

    When our Govt send them back they tell us about HIV & TB that we have meanwhile they bring worse evil disease(DRUGS). And they swear @ us because they know is where the freedom of drugs are existing.

      Irma - 2012-04-14 15:04

      Drugs are not evil or a disease.

  • oupag - 2012-04-06 20:06

    Throw the keys away...Let him rot in there

  • Sam - 2012-04-06 20:14

    Ok Belgium law is very soft hey, whereas ppl carrying 2kg in the other countries are executed compared to tons of cocaine for ten yrs

      Irma - 2012-04-14 15:05

      Yes Belgium is still bad, supporting this oppression and persecution, but they are at least better than those countries that murder people for this sort of thing.

  • Olusunne - 2012-04-06 21:02

    but still nigerian are not among most crime country,who consume drug is white pple let chase white away n support malema you will see drug dealing will reduce.

      Craig - 2012-04-07 07:08

      You have a very narrow minded view and understanding of drug consumption and dealing . Your idea too chase white people away and support Malema is typical of mud hut dwelling mentality . Live with your ideals and perceptions 6or now , cause soon there will be nothing left to pillage and plunder as you are part of the black popultion that know , no better . Racist !!!

  • Rifkar Ramovha - 2012-04-07 02:54

    I just don't like nigerians period.good or bad don't like them.

      Olusunne - 2012-04-07 07:14

      means you a mouster.let me educate u,how many black s african cn afford to buy drugs.black here smoke indian hemps n nyaope wiz are so cheap.chect it out who the seller of all these?white consumed drug cuz dey av d money n drug are part of them.

      yolande.rwaai - 2012-04-07 12:58

      How about you learn how to spell first?!

  • Irma - 2012-04-14 15:07

    No big deal. Someone else will replace him. And it'll keep on going until society stops persecuting users of these drugs.

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