Unit seizes assets belonging to alleged PMB drug dealers

2013-08-08 00:00

THE Assets Forfeiture Unit yesterday raided the houses belonging to an alleged drug dealer in the Northdale area.

The unit attached and removed most of the furniture in the homes, including electronic appliances such as a flat-screen television, sofas, chairs, mirrors and other household items.

They also attached at least three cars — a luxury Volvo and two Toyota Corollas, one of which had to be towed from the yard.

The properties in Mars Crescent belong to Hoosan Mohamed (48), and his wife Yasmin Mohamed (46). The two were arrested earlier this month for drug dealing along with their associates Norman Govender (48), Khubashe Nelson (47), Tony Ramthew (52), Azam Ismail (31) and Suleman Ismail Sheik (39).

The Witness understands one of the houses was left bare with only beds and fridges left behind. Some people associated with the family approached the unit members to ask that a CD player and a heater be left.

Advocate Knorx Molele, deputy director of Public Prosecutions, said the assets attached were believed to be the proceeds of crime.

He said with their preservation order executed, they will move on to apply for the goods attached to be forfeited to the state. “We will see if they go to court to fight this, but we will be moving on to make sure that the forfeiture goes ahead.”

In his founding affidavit, Molele detailed statements obtained from Mohamed’s children Suehayfa, his eldest daughter; Faraz, his youngest son, and their son in-law, Zulfikaar Sheik, detailing drug operations over the past two decades.

Mohamed’s son-in-law Sheik stated that he was employed to assist in the drug trade. Later he was assisted with setting up his own drug business when he and his wife had their first child.

“They were not gainfully employed and did not have any other legitimate and significant source of income. Drug dealing is believed to be their source of income from which they generate large amounts of monies in cash,” Molele said.

He said the couple allegedly used the proceeds from the sale of drugs to acquire several assets and property, which they registered in other people’s names in order to conceal not only the true ownership, but also the source and origin of the funds used to acquire such property.

• thamsanqam@witness.co.za

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