Three arrested with suspected ivermectin tablets granted bail of R50 000 each

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Three suspects found in possession of Ivermectin tablets granted bail
Three suspects found in possession of Ivermectin tablets granted bail
Canny Maphanga
  • Three people found in possession of ivermectin tablets at OR Tambo International Airport have been granted bail.
  • They were granted bail of R50 000 each.
  • They have all handed over their passports. 

Three suspects found separately in possession of suspected ivermectin tablets at the OR Tambo International Airport were granted bail in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Safinabenu Mahebub Belim, Mansurabegum Abdulsamad Khan and Usmangani Mahed Ibrahim Jangda appeared separately in the dock. All three were granted bail of R50 000 each.

Their bail was subject to the following conditions: they have to report the Laudium police station once a day (Monday to Sunday); use a particular address given to the court for residential purposes; and are not allowed to enter any port of international travel.

They are charged with contravention of the Medicine and Related Substance Act.

Usmangani Mahed Ibrahim Jangda
Usmangani Mahed Ibrahim Jangda.
Canny Maphanga
Safinabenu Mahebub Belim
Safinabenu Mahebub Belim.
Canny Maphanga
Mansurabegum Abdulsamad Khan
Mansurabegum Abdulsamad Khan.
Canny Maphanga

The three, all Indian nationals, have handed over their passports and are due back in court on 16 March 2021.

READ | Five in court after being found with R6 million worth of suspected Ivermectin at OR Tambo airport

An earlier statement by the police indicated that six people from India had been arrested in three separate busts.  

The first incident took place at the airport on Wednesday 13 January.

Incident

The second incident took place on Tuesday last week and led to the arrest of two men. 

The latest arrest took place on Thursday last week when Belim, Khan and Jangda were arrested.

The State told the court that each tablet was valued at R30. Belim was found with 78 200 tablets, Khan was found with 66 400 and Jangda was found with 49 200.

The matter continues on Thursday.

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