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R100k of cocaine mailed from UK

2012-05-06 14:11

Polokwane - Two Nigerian men and two South African women have been arrested in Polokwane for possession of cocaine, Limpopo police said on Sunday.

The men were pretending to be mechanics, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

The four were arrested on Friday when 200 grams of cocaine, with an estimated street value of R100 000, was found in their possession

Mulaudzi said the police had received information that there was a "suspicious" parcel which had been posted from the United Kingdom.

Police tracked the parcel, which was a Porsche lightbulb in a box, addressed to a 21-year-old South African woman. The cocaine was inside the lightbulb.

Comments
  • maryjane.mphahlele - 2012-05-06 14:23

    nigerians are really destroying our country's image.....#don't hate

      Al - 2012-05-06 22:48

      I read a statistic a few years ago, that 98% of Nigerians in South Africa, are here illegally. I'm not sure how accurate the figure is, but even if it were anywhere close, that figure is mind-blowing. The majority of legal Nigerians are hard working professionals i.e. nurses. It shouldn't be too difficult to pick the rest and deport them

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-05-06 14:44

    Eish these Nigerians are causing problems all over the world with their criminal activities, 7yrs ago my capetonian friend got romantically involved with a Nigerian man because he had a British passport and she wanted to remain in Britain as his spouse, the guy was very rich driving latest cars but he didn't have a job, I told her to stay clear of that guy because he was dodgy and a drug dealer, but she didn't take my advice and she end up trying to smuggle cocaine to Indonesia and she was caught and sentence to 18yrs in prison, so to my sisters in south africa be careful about these Nigerians they are not good at all.

      emma.morake - 2012-05-06 15:13

      True, these Nigerians cause trouble all over the world. And the 1st thing they want to do is get a passport of the country they earmark, then use it for the wrong reasons. To some of them, having kids and marriage is to their advantage, to get what they want. Most of South African women in foreign prisons, have rubbed shoulders with some Nigerian men who enticed them with money. Most of these girls don't watch or read the news, and even if somebody warns them, it's like they are under a spell from these wicked men.

      Rashida - 2012-05-07 09:33

      @KEITH MY FRIEND DIED BECAUSE OF HER NIGERIAN HUSBAND AND SHE LEFT A 3 MONTH OLD BABY BEHIND THAT HER ELDERLY PARENTS HAVE TO RAISE NOW.NIGERIANS IS BIG CROOKS

  • stanton.clarke - 2012-05-06 15:10

    Why the hell are there so many Nigerians in SA in the 1st place, dont tell me they cleimed asylum? Wonder if any foreign criminals are being or going to be deported after serving their sentence in SA?

      emma.morake - 2012-05-06 15:32

      Because some greedy people sold the SA passports and ID's to these people, so now they can't even send them away, because they sold the status of indefinite stay to them. These people are in huge numbers everywhere, In UK, in Europe(they hit Ireland the worst because over 12yrs ago, all u needed to be an Irish citizen, was to have a child in the country. Then they had a free movement within the EU countries.They have a reputation to acquire foreign citizenship. You go to Canada, or Austria, they outnumber other people there. Just look at the sensor 2011 statistics.

  • Taetjo - 2012-05-06 15:14

    What's with South African women and Nigerian drug dealers?

  • Jason - 2012-05-06 15:18

    Damn! I was looking forward to that :(

  • sasekile - 2012-05-06 15:21

    Nigerians at it again n these SA stupid women

      Wally Walters - 2012-05-06 15:54

      It is so sad to learn that SA is used as a spring board for criminals . it never use to be this way. this gov can only be to blame.

      Wally Walters - 2012-05-06 16:00

      there are too many foreign nats in this country We SAs must stand up and win back our country

      Zahir - 2012-05-06 16:29

      They buy passports and Id docs from home affairs

  • Lerato - 2012-05-06 16:58

    Who has ever seen a Nigerian CV or a Nigerian looking for formal employment? Its a public secret that most of these guys are into illegal stuff but no one seems to care. In all major cities in SA nigerians have established their zones, Hillbrow, Bellville, Mowbray, Woodstock etc. I propose an operation involving Home affairs, SARS and SAPS to clean these areas, make them accountable for their lifestyles. Where do they get money when they are not formally employed and what good are they doing to SA! Let's get these scums out, unlike other foreign national who are hard working adding value to our economy, the nigerians are turning our youth into drugs

      rayno.grever - 2012-05-06 19:08

      Agreed. They are good for nothing, wish they'd just pack up and leave with their horrible accents. Fraud and drugs is all they know...absolutely no benefit to society

  • Successful Nhlamulo Mabilane - 2012-05-07 09:25

    the majority of this so called Nigerians must be out of this country soon please we have to write letter to the police ministry and home affairs to deport this people

  • Successful Nhlamulo Mabilane - 2012-05-07 09:28

    thats why in America they are not welcome i mean USA Theres no plane from Nigeria to USA as far as im aware they go there via other countries im not hating they also arrogant they think SA is theirs

  • Koketso - 2012-05-07 10:11

    Drug dealers just dont learn,you'll eventually get caught!!

  • Andrea - 2012-05-07 10:44

    In the "good old bad old days" I met a Nigerian who had refugee status in SA because of the Biafran horror. He had been a teacher in his homeland but was not allowed to teach here for some obscure reason. I asked him how he managed to survive and he told me "selling cocaine". So it's not a new phenomenon.

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