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Police Arrest Nigerian And South African Man In Johannesburg, Seize Drugs Worth Over N53M


A 48-year-old Nigerian man and a South African national, 43, have been arrested by the police in Johannesburg over their alleged involvement in drug peddling.

The spokesperson for the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) Superintendent Xolani Fihla, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, said the suspects were arrested in an operation at the Houghton Hotel.
“On 08 April 2024, a joint operation was conducted by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) Tactical Response Unit and the Johannesburg Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (JHB-DPCI),” the statement read.
“The operation was based on information received about suspected drug dealing activities at the Houghton Hotel in Houghton. Upon arrival, the team identified the room of interest. The male occupant of the room was found in possession of approximately 5kg of an illicit drug known as Crystal Meth.

“The occupant then identified another male individual, who was located in the hotel’s restaurant. The room was rented under this individual’s name. The drugs seized have an estimated street value of approximately R800,000.

“The suspects, a 48-year-old Nigerian national and a 43-year-old South African were arrested and detained at Norwood SAPS.

“The success of this operation is a testament to the effectiveness of joint operations in combating drug-related crimes in our city. We remain committed to ensuring the safety and security of our residents.”




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