SUSPECT REMANDED IN CUSTORDY FOR R1.5 MILLION DRUGS BUST

NORTH WEST – A 43 year old suspect arrested with a more than R1.5 million worth of drugs has been remanded in custody after making a brief appearance at Klerksdorp Magistrate Court yesterday.

Frank Nwaru was arrested by the Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) after they operated on information of alleged drug dealing near a primary school in the area.

The suspect was spotted leaving his apartment and when he noticed that he was being followed, he allegedly threw a black plastic bag inside his vehicle and attempted to run away. The suspect was immediately overpowered and detained whilst his vehicle was searched revealing the contents of the plastic bag to be drugs.

The members took the suspect back to the apartment and a thorough search uncovered neatly packed crystal meth and CAT drugs worth approximately R1.5 million.

Nwaru made a brief appearance at the Klerksdorp magistrate court yesterday facing a charge of Illegal possession of drugs. His case was postponed to 29 May 2018 for a formal bail application.

North West Hawks Provincial Head Major General Linda Mbana applauded the team adding that “Drugs affect our communities negatively and that is why we will continue to dedicate our efforts into fighting the scourge of drugs and arrest the perpetrators.”