Another drug mule held at Cape Town Airport

2012-07-05 11:51

Johannesburg - A drug mule has been arrested at Cape Town International Airport, Western Cape police said on Thursday.

The man, 40, was arrested on Wednesday night for carrying 99 bundles of the drug khat, with an estimated street value of R80 000, Warrant Officer November Filander said.

Khat is a plant which, when chewed, produces a sense of mild euphoria and excitement.

The Somali arrived on a flight from Johannesburg with the drugs in his luggage, Filander said.

He was expected to appear soon in the Bellville Magistrate's Court on a charge of possession of drugs.

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-07-05 12:12

    'Khat is a plant' and 'drug mule' are an oxymoron

      andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-07-05 12:43

      Bardy, I think that is just a file photo they are using.

  • john.turner.58760608 - 2012-07-05 12:16

    I am starting to think that calling this idiots mules is extremely insulting to genuine mules. I am sure that real mules have more intelligence than these drug carriers.

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-05 12:26

      Ditto, these okes just reckon, aaah sweet boet, lets just cruise to the caip charna, they wont search my bags cos its a local flight, hahah idiots.

      Klippies - 2012-07-05 12:55

      Yeah, they catch one every now and then. How many actually gets through...

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-05 13:09

      klippies its an indiginous tree, i know where alot of Catha edulis trees are growing in jhb and the surrounds, its quite wide spread, this isnt a drug getting muled around alot, it grows naturally in peoples gardens for f sake, its pitiful,

  • Jo - 2012-07-05 12:20

    Bwahahahaha THAT is not a mule.

      keith.f.murphy - 2012-07-05 12:59

      He is really not a Mule but an idiot clown to travel by plane in S.A with Khat .Did he think he is still in africa did he not realise S.A has become part of the european vampires

  • busisiwe.kubeka1 - 2012-07-05 12:23


      paulmandlankosi - 2012-07-05 12:43

      You mean Lindiwe Mazibuko? That is an insult

      Freedom - 2012-07-05 12:44

      More like ANC Idiot

  • Henk - 2012-07-05 12:27

    NOOOOO!!! I need my PILLS!!!

  • samoras - 2012-07-05 12:32

    How could he slip through ORTI security and be caught in cape town something is not right

      Klippies - 2012-07-05 12:56

      I smell conspiraaaaacy! No wait, it's just incompetence.

  • Gavin - 2012-07-05 12:35

    drug mule = dumb ass (pun intended)

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-07-05 12:47

    Somalis, Nigerians, Pakistanis and Chinese to name a few. How many of these people are in this country legally? I doubt if the authorities even care.

      keith.f.murphy - 2012-07-05 13:03

      Did God say you need a passport to be on this earth? those are made made rules .

      john.loveland.9 - 2012-07-05 13:26

      @ Keith... yep, man made rule to keep the trash out. Any chance you an illegal??

  • nico.smit.1272 - 2012-07-05 12:50

    It might just be a file photo but then when a black South African is caught they do not post any pictures

      timmy.ditsele - 2012-07-05 14:04

      if i remember correctly it says a SOMALI maybe its the 'S' before the omali.

  • keith.f.murphy - 2012-07-05 12:56

    This leaves Khat I used to chew myself at the border of Tanzania its a nice leave and makes you feel good.Its legal in africa I dont know why they arrested this idiot Somalian.

      jack.mcgurkin - 2012-07-05 14:04

      Umm cos its illegal in South Africa... look it up

  • stampalex - 2012-07-05 13:00

    Mmmm... lucky for him he was caught here. Now he can always claim asylum, become a citizen and get work in Home Affairs.

  • keith.f.murphy - 2012-07-05 13:01

    They should legalise Khat it stimulates the spear and gives you vooma.Eish Vooma zuma

  • flaming.oven - 2012-07-05 13:06

    Drug mule makes an ass of himself!

  • agosthino - 2012-07-05 13:16

    99 bundles cos a b*tch, nom nom nom nom nom , ATE ONE!!!

  • Maria - 2012-07-05 13:46

    @Keith and Agusthino - Hahhahahahhah

  • jerry.medina.756 - 2012-07-05 15:05

    Khat in east Africa is not declared as a narcotic drug. you can chew as much as you like.

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