Nigerians appear for drug syndicate

2015-03-16 17:59

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Johannesburg - Three of seven Nigerian men arrested for alleged drug dealing in North West appeared in the Vryburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, police said.

They were arrested in Mahikeng, Vryburg, and Lichtenburg last week, spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone said.

Nigerian nationals Ikechukwu Julius Darlington Abatube, Theopilus Okechuku Odimegwu and Valentine Obiefona Awayiaka appeared in court on Monday and would stay in custody until their bail application on 23 March.

Police seized CAT, crystal meth, cocaine, Mandrax and ecstasy worth hundreds of thousands during raids in the three towns last week.

A Toyota Yaris, Fiat Palio and Volkswagen Polo Vivo worth R335 000 were seized during the operation.

They allegedly got the drugs from Hillbrow, Johannesburg and distributed them to dealers.

Ugochukwu Stephen, Chibuike Vincent Mbagu, and Nkem Eric Nwaokearu appeared in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court on Friday.

They would remain in custody until their bail applications on 24 March.

The seventh man, Emeziem Berthrand Ogugiuba, appeared in Lichtenburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

He was expected to apply for bail on 18 March.

Read more on:    mahikeng  |  narcotics  |  crime

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