GAUTENG – Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) has on Thursday afternoon arrested the alleged run away drug kingpin in Kempton Park who failed to hand himself in at the Hawks’ offices in Germiston as instructed by the authorities in December 2016 regarding a clandestine laboratory which was used to manufacture Crystal Meth in Pomona.
Police raided the premises and seized drugs, chemicals and drug manufacturing equipment at an estimated value of R3 million. Two Taiwanese, Chi-Yu Fan (38), and Chi-Chin Fan (31), and Mozambican duo, Orcidio Sitoe (29), and Peter Ngwenya (26) were arrested and charged with Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act 140 of 1992. The quartet is still in custody, their case is postponed to 10 February 2017 for further investigation.
A warrant of arrest was issued by the Benoni Magistrates Court for the 45-year-old Nigerian national after he failed to hand himself in with his legal representative. He was arrested and charged with Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act 140 of 1992 and will make a brief appearance at the Benoni Magistrates Court on Friday, 03 February 2017.
Gauteng Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Provincial Head, Major General Prince Mokotedi commended the members responsible for nailing the alleged kingpin. “We shall continue to tear apart the strongholds of drug lords as we remain unambiguous in our fight against drugs from communities which is included on our mandate” he said.