Four drug dealers receive long sentences

2017-11-08 06:01

A Hawks investigation yielded the desired results in ensuring that dagga dealers were detained in Prieska. Their illegal business operations were completely halted.

Dawid Morris (60), William Thyaliti (49), Pieter George (48) and James Boostaander (37) were sentenced for dealing in cannabis, with additional charges of racketeering, on Monday, 23 October.

The sentence follows their conviction by the Regional Court in Prieska last year on 7 June.

They were initially arrested during a Hawks operation aimed at eradicating the prevalent drug dealing in the area.

Thyaliti was sentenced to eight years and nine months. He will effectively serve five years’ imprisonment. Morris was sentenced to 26 years’ imprisonment and will effectively serve 14 years in prison. George was sentenced to four years and six months’ imprisonment and will effectively serve three years’ imprisonment. Boostaander was sentenced to five years and nine months’ imprisonment and will effectively serve three years’ imprisonment.

Maj.Gen. Kholekile Galawe of the Hawks applauded the drug bust.

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