Two arrested for drugs at Cape Town airport

2011-12-14 09:22

Johannesburg - Two suspected drug dealers were arrested at Cape Town International Airport, Western Cape police said on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said a 44-year-old Nigerian man and a 30-year-old South African woman appeared nervous which prompted members attached to the border police to search them.

The police found 1kg of cocaine, which was hidden between cardboard in their luggage, and R230 000 cash.

The two were en-route to Johannesburg.

The pair was expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

  • henk.vorster - 2011-12-14 09:25

    Get these idiots out of SA!

      Bardy - 2011-12-14 09:29

      Send them to China!

      Squeegee - 2011-12-14 09:38

      Make the punishment severe enough to deter anyone from being used as a mule. Make it a choice of life or death. Rather flee the dealer than pay the price of being caught.

      Jono - 2011-12-14 09:38

      not a good time to be a drug smuggler...

      Moss - 2011-12-14 11:00

      Ohh Jono, nice one!! The market is not doing so good

  • jafet.maclean - 2011-12-14 09:27

    Wish they can be executed.......

  • Kevin - 2011-12-14 09:28

    nigerian enuf said!

  • Peter - 2011-12-14 09:30

    Well done, but you still wont get your hands on the kingpins, will you? That is the problem. The drug lords live it up on their ill gotten gains, the mules suffer for the rest of their lives and the families of their victims suffer intolerably; amongst these there are ALWAYS children. And so the problem feeds on itself. I don't have the answers, that is the work and duty of the politicians, who just sit and postulate about nonsense instead of applying their time to legislate properly.

      Glen.E.Huysamer - 2011-12-14 12:16

      The reason that nobody has the answer to this problem, because people tend to look away and blame it on politicians, the government, society and even God. The fact is we have become less vigilant over our youth, the children. Most people just don't give a dam. It is more important to be at work on time to ask the children what they doing through the day. The problem has become so big, nobody wants to even begin to tackle it. So what peoople do is comment from the sidelines, judge hastily and condemn to easily. South Africa is in trouble and one of the major causes is the enormous drug infestation. It is costing South Africa dearly, both in international relations and our reputation abroad. We need to look at how Holland dealt with the onslaught of drugs and face the fact that whatever we are doing right now is not working. Going the way of the Chinese or other such countries is also not an option, because even though they have the death penalty it has done nothing to curb drug trafficking.

  • Bridget - 2011-12-14 09:34

    I hope they sit for a long long time...

  • Sharon - 2011-12-14 09:35

    Pull a China move on them .....and confiscate all money a property that they own............Death to drug dealers

  • logical007 - 2011-12-14 09:37

    They will be out on bail tomorrow!

  • derekneilmaclachlan - 2011-12-14 09:38


  • braamc - 2011-12-14 09:41

    More Africans

      jowza1 - 2011-12-14 09:54

      Good morning braam.another day,another daft comment

      sas.kloppers - 2011-12-14 09:57

      Braamc your ignorance and racist stupidity is astounding! Race has nothing to do with this matter. Drug traffickers come in all shapes and colours.

      Garth - 2011-12-14 10:33

      And I repeat, again: If you were born in Africa, you are an African, you dumba$$. Remove the idiot perception from your own mind first. What is Afrikaans if not an African language? Let's see how many intellectuals that brings to the keyboard.

      satanslord - 2011-12-14 11:52

      @braam,are you in stupid mode or does this come naturally?

  • Gary - 2011-12-14 09:46

    SA should do like China,Singapore,Malaysia,Thailand,Indonesia,Philipines and Vietnam and send them all to death for dealing and importing drugs.

  • sas.kloppers - 2011-12-14 09:54's wishing a NICE Xmas for the two of them. Somewhere in a dirty prison cell!

  • Thozi - 2011-12-14 10:00

    Please put them on the next plane to China, together with their luggage... keep the money for a deserving drug-rehabilitation centre though. To complete the deal, look around for any first 10 Nigerians and include them in the trip to China. - 2011-12-14 10:15


  • Larry - 2011-12-14 10:06

    These Scumbags just will not stop. A pity they are not in China.

  • Hangwani - 2011-12-14 10:08

    Hang the sheet, we dont need such.....Nigerians and SA women.....

  • Emma - 2011-12-14 10:09

    ku-mfung palace please with immediate effect

  • Erich - 2011-12-14 10:13

    I agree ..... send them to China.

  • Linda - 2011-12-14 10:14

    Luckily they were caught in SA - where some scumbag lawyer will plead for community service because they are poor and it is their first offence and they have family to support..... In the unlikely event that they are sentenced, they will either bribe their way out of jail - or just walk out of court like other serious offenders have managed to do in the last few weeks. Viva SA!

  • L├ínsamir - 2011-12-14 10:16

    Please trial them in China

  • mamoshianem1 - 2011-12-14 10:22

    Death penalty will bring back the pride of SA.Our country become gangster paradise due to too much rights of criminals.All criminals from Africa and Europe they flock to our country.They know if the commit crime,they can get away with it.Money talk.

  • Kevin - 2011-12-14 10:26

    why are there people disliking the comments to dish out punishment to these drug smugglers? are they perhaps also involved in illegal activities?

  • Gwen - 2011-12-14 10:27

    So do they get the same punishment as Janice Linden?

  • Garth - 2011-12-14 10:28

    Are they chinese? Can we kill them, huh? Huh? Awwww pleeeze . . .

  • garryf - 2011-12-14 10:31

    Deat6h Penalty please

  • noelhlungw - 2011-12-14 10:32

    they deserve lethal injection like what china did to our citizen.

  • Ed - 2011-12-14 10:32

    execute them.....hahahahahaha

  • Xola Ndlovukazi Mcetywa - 2011-12-14 10:34

    Women dnt learn, she has watch the news, read the papers and stil, she hs th guts t carry sm drugs. Whats wrong with SA women?

      Ed - 2011-12-14 10:39

      thank you, someone who did not bring race into it...

  • johan.landman - 2011-12-14 10:38

    I saw this happening at the airport!

  • raegan.mcreed - 2011-12-14 10:39

    cant these nija's be eradicated out of S.A, they main purpose in this country is to drug deal, they also get these young women hooked on to these drugs and lure them into prostitution , west str (sunnyside lodge) gilroc cafe (near the wheel) these are the local hot spots were these nija's deal...W.T.F is our metro cops doing about this!!!!!

      johnkk - 2011-12-14 22:15

      Collecting bribe WHY ????

  • MrGuyT - 2011-12-14 10:47

    Deport him... they do it everywhere else. Enough of this scum

  • Refiloe - 2011-12-14 10:50

    Good that they have been arrested. The police should carry on with their good work. Drugs are killing our country.

  • tony.kirby1 - 2011-12-14 10:53

    Wonder if they were going to JHB or had they arrived on an overseas flight this morning. Note the details we get from thailand regarding the South African arrested but here we get minimal details.

  • Jonathan - 2011-12-14 11:15

    lethal injection!!!

  • ajdfrancisco - 2011-12-14 11:19

    Kan hulle nie blary luister nie? Daar is alreeds klaar een in Thaiwan,maar Suid Afrikaners sal sweer hulle sal dit doen...Forca meu povo..aste vida nao vai nus lever nem um lugar.. Muinta grac,a

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2011-12-14 11:31

    I'm willing to bet that 1% of mules get caught. It's the tip of the iceberg. Where there's demand, there will always be supply. Increasing security measures just pushes up the price. You have to reduce demand, and goes back to education, standards, culture, drug awareness, all those good things that get sorely neglected by education authorities and many families alike.

  • martin.vandermerwe - 2011-12-14 11:45

    This is SA, they will be sentenced to 6 months max, out is 2 for good behavior!

  • - 2011-12-14 11:59

    Why are there so many drug stories now all of a sardine??

      jowza1 - 2011-12-14 12:00

      the sardine run is over

  • Theo - 2011-12-14 12:04

    Get the needle ready

  • Howard - 2011-12-14 12:14

    Will we ever know the sentence ?

  • acsteyn - 2011-12-14 12:24

    I agree send them to China. Hulle vat nie k a k van kabouters nie.

  • Mohsin - 2011-12-14 12:39

    this is the south of africa! the whole of africa just comes to rape this country in all directions. Time we step things up in this country!

  • Robsschele - 2011-12-14 12:50

    Stupid to travel by air from Cape Town to Johannesburg with drugs in your possession. Take a bus and travel without being searched.

  • Itumeleng - 2011-12-16 13:13

    As always Nigerians are in the forefront of drug-peddling in S.A.since they hit the shores of S.A. it's been a nightmare for the country, when are going back home and never to come back to S.A.

  • Nkululeko - 2011-12-17 16:31

    We must bun Nigerians from entering our country now, they cause so much trouble. Really something must be done.

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