Man caught with millions - out on bail

2016-05-19 06:00
Police officers escort Husain Motala to court. PHOTO: independent news

Police officers escort Husain Motala to court. PHOTO: independent news

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APORT Shepstone man, Husain­ Farouk Motala (37), who was arrested at the King Shaka Airport last week after being found in possession of over R7 million cash in his luggage, is out on bail.

Motala was on his way to Dubai and the police arrested him after failing to give an answer to customs officials as to why he was in possession of that much cash in his luggage.

Natasha Kara of the National Prosecution Authority said Motala appeared at the Verulam Court and was granted R60 000 bail, with strict conditions. He was charged in terms of Section 15 of the Customs Excise Act 1991.

“Since his passport has already been seized, Motala was not to apply for any new travel documents. He was also told he may not be travel in any public transport, which would enable him to leave South Africa,” said Kara.

Motala will be reporting to the Port Shepstone police station three times a week.

“He will be reporting to the police station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as part of the conditions he was given,” she said.

The case has been transferred to the Durban Commercial Crimes Court for 2 June.


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