Woman in court for trying to smuggle phone to Krejcir

2015-10-27 13:46
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Pretoria - A 45-year-old woman, accused of trying to smuggle a cellphone to convicted Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir at the Zonderwater Prison, was granted R3 000 bail after appearing in the Cullinan Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Amanda Papoutsis is scheduled to return to court on December 2.

According to the charge sheet, Papoutsis had no previous convictions. The State did not oppose her bail.

The Star newspaper earlier reported that she was nabbed after a cellphone - which was hidden in the soles of shoes she had brought for Krejcir - rang.

The call was alleged to have been from Krejcir's son, Denis, in Poland.

It was understood that Papoutsis had claimed to be visiting Krejcir to discuss the sale of his Bedforview home. While it was not clear which estate agency employed her, the charge sheet showed that she was a resident of Bedfordview.

Papoutsis's case is being investigated by Captain Freddy Ramuhala.

He has been behind a series of investigations which led to Krejcir being charged for several crimes, including murder, attempted murder and kidnapping.

Escape plan

The Department of Correctional Services had previously foiled what it said was an elaborate escape plan by Krejcir, News24 reported earlier.

Among the items allegedly found in Krejcir's cell during that incident were a pistol, ammunition, a knife, an item that looked like a Taser, a pepper spray gun, steel blades, 10 cellphones, a memory stick and a diary containing the names of witnesses and investigators in his cases.

Last month, Krejcir was convicted of the first charge against him of attempted murder, kidnapping and dealing in drugs. The matter related to the kidnapping and torture of Bheki Lukhele, whose brother, Doctor, had allegedly disappeared with 25kg of tik.

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