Sunday, 21 July, 2024


Two suspected Nigerian drug dealers arrested in White River

Police arrested two foreign nationals in White River for contravening the Medicine and Related Substances Act, as well as the Immigration Act.

According to Nelspruit Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi, information was received regarding a Nigerian national suspected of dealing in drugs and also of practising as an illegal optometrist in White River.

“A search-and-seizure warrant was obtained and executed on Friday. During the search, a firearm, four rounds of ammunition and a magazine were found and seized from the suspect’s car. A laboratory used to manufacture spectacles was found at his workplace. Another man was also arrested during the operation. Neither of the two could produce valid passports,” she says.

They are expected to appear in the White River magistrate’s court tomorrow.

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