27-year-old woman and her Nigerian boyfriend arrested for drug trafficking in South Africa
A woman and her Nigerian boyfriend were arrested with drugs by members of the East London Tactical Response Team (TRT) in Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Provincial spokesperson for the Priority Crimes Investigation Branch (Hawks), Capt. Yolisa Mgolodela, in a Wednesday, March 22 statement said Promise Uchechukwu, 29, and his girlfriend, Anihle Sikade, 27 , were arrested on Saturday, March 18.
He said that after the TRT’s R75,000 drug bust, the investigation was taken over by the East London-based South African Narcotics Bureau (SANEB) Crime Investigation Team organized serious hawks.
“It is alleged that on March 18, members attached to the TRT discovered a large quantity of drugs, ammunition and firearms during the search of a house in the administrative area of Cuba in Butterworth. They arrested a suspect,” Mgolodela said.
“On the same day they received further information that the east London drug dealer who had supplied the suspects with drugs was on his way to Butterworth for another delivery.
“The members had a description of the vehicle which is normally used to deliver the drugs and were monitoring the N2 near Komga when they noticed the suspicious vehicle,”
She said the vehicle was stopped and searched.
During the search of the vehicle, five tik packs were found hidden under the passenger seat.
“The driver and his girlfriend were arrested for drug trafficking. Five 100g packs of tik with a street value of R75,000 and a Ford Ecosport worth R80,000 were seized during the arrest,” Mgolodela added.
The couple appeared in Komga Magistrates Court on Monday, March 20.
Their case was adjourned to March 28 for a bail application.
The Hawks said more arrests were imminent as their investigations continued.