Bolivian with cocaine held

2013-11-06 00:00

A BOLIVIAN national was remanded in custody by a Verulam magistrate yesterday within hours of being arrested at King Shaka International airport for allegedly smuggling cocaine into the country.

The 32-year-old man will appear again in the same court on a date yet to be announced, said provincial police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane.

The man, who was on a flight from Brazil via Dubai, was arrested when he arrived at 5 pm on Monday evening. Zwane said two parcels containing two kilograms of cocaine worth about R600 000 was seized. The man was charged with drug dealing.

• Alleged drug mules Lindy Walker (28) and Abel Hermanus du Plessis (29) will appear in court again tomorrow after being arrested about two weeks ago at the airport with 36 kg of crystal methamphetamine (tik) with a street value of R6,5 million. A woman who later accepted the drugs from the alleged mules in the Point area was also arrested.

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