The suspect was charged with possession and dealing in drugs and appeared in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court on Monday, April 12.
Johannesburg metro police department, Wayne Minnaar, said the man was arrested at a flat in Hillbrow on Friday after he was seen selling drugs to schoolchildren at the corner of Esselin and Claim streets in Hillbrow.
Minnaar said drugs were found on the suspect and he led police to his home where more drugs were found and confiscated.
“On Friday, a person who fitted the description of the suspect was spotted on CCTV cameras in Hillbrow.
“When officers approached the suspect he swallowed a packet of drugs known to be rocks. The officers arrested him and he led them to a flat in Hillbrow, where a total of 570 packets of rocks were found, which was allegedly being sold to children at R30 a packet.”
“Also found were four “full moon” drugs with a street value of about R2 000 each.
“The suspect was charged at Hillbrow police station for possession and dealing in drugs,” Minnaar said.
KanyiDaily recalls that a Nigerian man, Ediozi Odi was also sentenced to 129 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of human trafficking and related charges in Pretoria, South Africa.