Nigerian drug dealers released on bail

2015-03-24 21:51


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Johannesburg - Four men arrested for drug dealing were granted R1 000 bail each by the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, North West police said.

"The conditions are they mustn't leave their residential areas without the knowledge of the investigating officer and they mustn't have any contact with witnesses," said police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone.

Six Nigerian men were arrested in Mahikeng, Vryburg, and Lichtenburg earlier this month for alleged drug dealing.

Police seized cat (methcathinone), crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, Mandrax and ecstasy worth hundreds of thousands of rand during raids in the three towns.

A Toyota Yaris, Fiat Palio and Volkswagen Polo Vivo worth R335 000 were seized during the operation.

Ugochukwu Stephen, Chibuike Vincent Mbagu, Nkem Eric Nwaokearu and Valentine Obiefona Awayiaka would appear again on 4 June.

On Monday, the other men, Ikechukwu Julius Darlington Abatube, Thopilus Okechuku Odimegwu and Awayiaka appeared in the Vryburg Magistrate's Court and were granted R3 000 bail each under the same conditions.

They would appear again on 16 May.

Awayiaka was facing three charges in Vryburg and one in Mmabatho, said Mokgwabone.

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