R8m drugs seized in Cape Town CBD

2012-05-29 12:56

Johannesburg - Drugs with a street value of R8m were seized during an operation in Cape Town, police said on Tuesday.

On Monday night, the Hawks and Crime Intelligence arrested a 39-year-old Nigerian man in possession of two kilograms of tik, said Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut.

After he was arrested, his flat and club were searched as well as an apartment in Buitenkant Street which police believed was used to manufacture drugs.

The drugs included cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and speed.

R250 000 in cash was also seized as police believed it was the proceeds of drug dealing.
The alleged drug dealer would appear in court soon.

  • Freedom - 2012-05-29 13:06

    Why are we allowing foreigns to our country into theirs. If you come to SA for work then all good and solid, now you bring dealing accross the boarder.. THIS IS NOT NIGERIA..

      Zambezi - 2012-05-29 14:03

      Only in the Western Cape.............!

      omonaija - 2012-05-29 18:42

      No need for Jail time just make him disappear.The Nigerian community in SA won't miss him.He is one of the thousands of people tarnishing the image of honest Nigerians living in SA.

  • procold2 - 2012-05-29 13:07

    now this is news not the breaking news cR@p we are reading about the artist, the gallery and the pr#ck, good job sap and hawks,

      Gladstone - 2012-05-29 13:55

      Good job SAPS.

  • Mzolist - 2012-05-29 13:10

    foreigners are making this country an easy to use drug country,and our sisters bros are being used by these people.yesses!

      Sean - 2012-05-29 14:04

      remember my bros n sisters u are not forced to buy the drugs.its alwayz our choice lets keep it clean.every country has a foreigner doing something bad .even us southafricans are dealing in drugs in SA n in other countries .lets just stay away from thez things

  • Vaaldonkie - 2012-05-29 13:11

    Drug dealers should be shot. They may not directly kill anyone, but their "clients" do.

      MAMAMSIZA - 2012-05-29 15:38

      If you are affected by this drug problem you will understand why drug dealers should be shot once caught.They killed and still killing our future heroes.They start destroying young lives as early as @primary school.Why should we have mercy on this drugdealers?

      Steve.E.DJ - 2012-05-29 17:05


  • Hester - 2012-05-29 13:35

    And tomorrow he is out on bail and dealing again. Why are these people alound to come into our country. Send them back home and if they come back, shoot them.

      omonaija - 2012-05-29 18:52

      "Why are these people alound to come into our country." Stop generalizing because in every society or country there are good and bad eggs.There are thousands of skilled and unskilled Nigerians who are making a honest living in SA.The media does not report about those Nigerians because good news is not news.Bad news sells papers.

      tshepo.motaung.391 - 2012-05-30 08:28

      @Omonaija_I've paid close attention to most of your comments on this article,'n having done so...i figured that it's worth mentioning that you're trying too hard to protect your fellow country-men. Look, please answer this facile question, 'n do it HONESTLY: how many, out of 5, do you think \make an honest living in SA\?..honestly..? See I'd talk 'Sampling

  • neo.khemisi - 2012-05-29 13:54

    Atleast sumthing that is worth to be reported news at last

  • Gladstone - 2012-05-29 14:03

    Guys I'm a Cape Townian and these drugs and foreigners, are ruling the Mother City.

      Jacques - 2012-05-29 14:15

      Surely you mean Capetonian?

  • khotso.letsie - 2012-05-29 14:13

    We need to be more like Botswana!!!

      Monster Monti Montanari - 2012-05-29 14:35

      Botswana's President does not take nonsense

  • deborahrl - 2012-05-29 14:57

    We need new legislation...once a person has a criminal record, then home james for have many chances to make it legally but if you go illegal and get caught, then you are out, never to return again...different subject but relevant I think, is Namibia's rule whereby if a Namibian is skilled for a job, a 'foreigner' will not get it if they both go for an interview. If the 'foreigner' has a skill that no Namibian has, he is then allowed to apply for a work permit. As simple as that, and it works!!

      omonaija - 2012-05-29 19:19

      Deborahrl...The law already exists,as a foreigner you can not be employed if there is a qualified South African applying for the same job.Secondly your employer must present an affidavit to the home affairs stating that no qualiafied South African applied for the job hence why you are being considered for employement.There is a lot of red tape invented by the Government to discourage employers from employing non South Africans.If you are a foreigner with a criminal record ,you can not be employed in South Africa. Contrary to what you might have been led to believe,it is extremely difficult for a non South African to get a job in SA.Most foreigners become self employed after months of searching for a job with no luck.They start their business from scratch instead of continuing to looking for a job.You are more likely to find a foreigner owning a shop/business than working in an office and earning a salary.

  • Belinda - 2012-05-29 15:32

    Most of these Nigerians are here ILLEGALLY. Why are they being given entry to SA in the first place, because YES wherever there are drugs there are Nigerians. They have created SA to be a drug trafficking hub to the world. They should be deported and our borders MUST be closed and strictly guarded. Immigration must catch a wake up. These people are the vermin of the planet!!

      Michael - 2012-05-29 15:38

      never will,all they need to get in is a booking confirmation to which they never pitch...thats all they need to clear customs.Wonderfull.

      omonaija - 2012-05-29 18:47

      "These people are the vermin of the planet!!" That is generalization Belinda,not all Nigerians in SA are into crime.To call Nigerians in general vermin is a xenophobic comment.

      yolande.rwaai - 2012-05-30 07:54

      Omo; you're right, not all just 90% then the rest are into fraud

  • Michael - 2012-05-29 15:35

    Leave him in the flats for community justice

  • E=MC2 - 2012-05-29 15:39

    a nigerian... with drugs... never!

  • Mthenjwa - 2012-05-30 07:52

    Any nigerian especially or any other international that enter S.A illigaly n doing illigal dealing shoot them or send them home n take all hs money n possetions

  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-05-30 08:07

    Are you blinded there is still his boss living in bishops court.

  • sango.jika - 2012-05-30 09:24

    nigerians are P.I.M.PS.

  • Ijezz - 2012-05-31 12:45

    I will forever extend the act of racism show to me on this page to all and every south African I ever come across. . . That you could not come to terms with the truth told but were too biased and went ahead to remove my post.

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