3 nabbed for drug trafficking

2012-06-30 19:30

Johannesburg - Three Zambian men were arrested for allegedly transporting drugs with an estimated street value of R43m on Duncan Road in Gauteng on Saturday, police said.

Captain Pinky Tsinyane said the men were arrested by the Hawks after they received a tip-off.

She said the truck had been pulled over and searched.

"The truck looked empty, but police members managed to identify a false compartment where bags full of Mandrax were hidden."

The truck was apparently from Tanzania and had come through the Botswana Border.

The men aged between 32 and 40 were expected to appear in the Randfontein Magistrates Court on charges of drug trafficking.

  • Jellyarse - 2012-06-30 19:51

    I'm sure the evidence will mysteriously disappear and find its way back onto the streets through the corrupt officials. Should implement laws like Thailand - death penalty, nothing less!

  • Andre - 2012-06-30 20:04

    The foreign African citizens in SA don't work. They only come here to do crime because it is so easy here. There is no deterrent!

      mthetheleli.ntshobololo.1 - 2012-06-30 20:12

      @Andre thats true man, but b carefull incase liberals/beneficials label you as being zenophobic. you know in South Africa you can't talk bad about foreigners.

      tendai.barura - 2012-06-30 22:04

      confused as usual south Africans complaints that foreigners are taking their jobs , now u saying they don't work they only here to commit crime . Stop blaming the foreigners as if south Africans are saints , you wont solve anything by blaming foreigners for whatever that happens in your country . Face the truth and act upon it blaming and burning foreigners won't bring food or peace in your house . Wake up and smell the coffee

      Belmot.ibro - 2012-06-30 22:56

      Actually the laziest set of pple on the continent are black south africans.....always waiting for freebies.

      Mariki Louw - 2012-06-30 23:09

      I fully agree, they are only causing trouble and misery here in our country And mess up our youth!

  • koketso.senabe - 2012-06-30 20:53

    USA, UK, Italy, France, Canada even Thailand are all having the problems as we are, especially with Nigerians.

  • howard.komati - 2012-06-30 21:04


  • Gerda Malherbe - 2012-06-30 22:35

    And you're still trying to tell me Israel is wrong in sending the illegals back to Africa? I rest my case

  • Berthram Bowles - 2012-07-01 05:50

    @Ntshops: *xenophobic

  • ayawassin - 2012-07-01 08:27

    well done SAP but the BIG problem is to keep it safe from the corrupt cops

  • gail.hayesbean - 2012-07-01 15:15

    Well done to the SAPS for nabbing these three drug peddlars. We should be shown these drugs being destroyed on TV with a legal person standing by o ensure that they are incinerated or whateve one does to hazardous waste.

  • Beckie Knight - 2012-07-04 07:01

    My goodness!! Drugs worth R30 million in the Cape; R1 million in Gauteng and NOW R43 million in the North West!?!? WHAT happens to the drugs that were "seized?"

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