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Alleged Nigerian drug dealer bust in SA

30 April 2015, 06:50Njabulo Buthelezi

Durba - A Nigerian national, Chijioke Okoli (43) has appeared at the Durban Magistrates Court in South Africa facing charges of dealing in drugs.

According to the South African Police Service (SAPS)'s Durban Flying Squad Narcotics Task Team, which conducted investigations, found Okoli with flat six packets of cocaine and three mandrax tablets with a street value of R25 000.

The Nigerian national was arrested on Tuesday at around 16:30 local time at a flat on 6th Avenue in Essenwood, Durban.

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Okoli was remanded in custody for further investigation.

Commenting about the drugs, KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, congratulated the members of the Flying Squad for capturing the alleged drug dealer and removing the drugs off the streets.

"We also wish to applaud those members of our community that support this project by continuously informing police on the activities of drug dealers in the province. We will persist regardless of obstacles that may come our way, knowing that we enjoy the support of law abiding members of our communities," she said.

- CAJ News


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