Pretoria: –Yesterday, a 22-year-old woman, travelling on a Norwegian-issued passport, has appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court after she was arrested late on Friday for dealing in drugs. At the time of her arrest the suspect was found in possession of 17 kilogrammes of Khat worth thirty four thousand and four hundred rand.
Najmo Abokar Ibrahim, the suspect, was arrested by the K9 unit of the South African Police Service (SAPS) as she was about to board a Zurich-bound flight while in possession of Khat, an illegal stimulant. She is the second person to have been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport this month. Her case has been postponed to 22 April 2016 for further investigations. The suspect has been remanded in custody.
Her arrest follows that of a British national, Graeme John Richards, 50, who was arrested by members of the Border Policing Unit of the SAPS after he was also found early this month while in possession of Khat weighing 26 kilogrammes.
Meanwhile elsewhere at the airport, the police task team that has been tasked with the investigation of crime and corruption at the airport have arrested two men working for an OR Tambo Airport company for exhortation. The two men’s arrest came as a result of an investigation by the team after an Angolan woman was deceived into parting ways with her US$200 (R3197,00). According to immigration the child’s papers were not in order, thus disabling her from coming into the country but the two promised to fix the problem. The two, Emmanuel Tsebe (22) and Luthando Dayile (24) were arrested last Wednesday and appeared in the Kempton Park court the following day where they were each granted two thousand rand bail. The duo will appear in the same court again on 16 March 2016.