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Colesberg drug dealer sentenced to nine years behind bars

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A 42-year-old man, Andile Daku, was sentenced to nine years direct imprisonment by the Colesberg Magistrate’s Court after being found guilty of five counts of drug dealing.

Andile Daku was convicted on charges of dealing in drugs. Picture: Supplied

A 42-YEAR-old man, Andile Daku, was sentenced to nine years direct imprisonment by the Colesberg Magistrate’s Court after being found guilty of five counts of drug dealing.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said Daku was charged after drugs with an estimated street value of R15,000 were found in his possession.

“On October 12, 2017, the police in Colesberg, with the assistance of the Crime Intelligence unit, operationalised information and arrested the accused in Kuyasa, Colesberg, after they found mandrax and tik with an estimated street value of R15,000 in his possession,” said Kock.

“The accused was later released on bail but was arrested for a similar offence while he was still on trial for a similar offence. The accused was found guilty on all five charges against him.”

Kock said the investigating team was commended for their efforts and for securing the conviction and sentence.

“The acting deputy provincial commissioner for Crime Detection, Brigadier Nicky Mills, commended the investigating officers, Warrant Officer Steven Deysel and Warrant Officer Heinrich Tromp from the Colesberg Detectives and Crime Intelligence units, for an outstanding job. The community was also thanked for their assistance in ensuring that drug dealers are removed from society and placed behind bars,” Kock said.

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