Pretoria – Ibraimo Candeiro, a 42-year-old Mozambican national who was arrested on Sunday night has been denied bail by the Ermelo Magistrate’s Court yesterday (Tuesday).

Candeiro was driving his vehicle when he was stopped at Chrissiesmeer, Mpumalanga and upon searching the vehicle the Hawks members, who were working in conjunction with Crime Intelligence, found heroine concealed in petrol tank. Some drugs were stashed inside the spare wheel. The value of the consignment was estimated at R52 million.

The suspect, who has been charged with dealing in drugs, will appear again in the Chrissiesmeer Magistrate’s Court on 10 May 2016 when he make a formal bid for bail.