R500 mln drug bust: Five suspects denied bail after first court appearance

2009-09-17 00:00

FIVE men appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on drug trafficking charges relating to a R500 million drug bust by the elite Hawks.

Gopaul Ganesh, Morgan Nadasen, Paul Beazley, John Beazley and Paul (no surname given) made a brief appearance in court after they were arrested on Monday afternoon by members of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations.

The Hawks found 800 tons of drugs with a street value of R500 million in a warehouse in Phoenix, Durban. Another five kilograms were found in a house in La Lucia.

The suspects were denied bail and remanded in custody until September 21.

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