Three people were charged with dealing in drugs with an estimated street value of R240,000 and will remain in custody until their next appearance in the Warrenton Magistrate’s Court.
THREE accused who were charged with dealing in drugs with an estimated street value of R240,000 will remain in custody until their next court appearance.
The accused – Kagisho Isaac Moiloa, 49, Anna Moiloa, 64, and Zusakhe Johnson, 38 – made a brief appearance in the Warrenton Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Hawks provincial spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said the accused were arrested by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team, assisted by the Kimberley Flying Squad, near Warrenton on April 6.
“The team reacted to information regarding three suspects who were travelling from Johannesburg to Kimberley with a consignment of drugs. A silver Volkswagen Golf GTI was spotted on the N12 road near Warrenton,” said Mnisi.
She added that one of the accused leapt out of the passenger side of the vehicle with a bag and attempted to hide it in the bushes.
“The driver sped off in an attempt to evade being arrested, leaving the accused with the bag behind. The team chased after the vehicle and the vehicle was pulled over and brought to a halt.”
Mnisi said that the bag and the vehicle were searched by the team and 4,000 mandrax tablets with an estimated street value of R240,000 were found inside the bag.
“The scene was processed by the Hartswater Local Criminal Record Centre. During the search, three cellphones and a Volkswagen Golf GTI were also seized for further investigation.”
Mnisi said that the three accused would remain in custody until their next court appearance.
“The case was postponed until April 21 for a bail application.”