Constable Mbhovhani Hlungwani and Sergeant Alpheus Lerumo recently arrested a man who had been released only days before on drug charges. They are holding a packet of the dangerous drug nyaope. Photo: Ronél van Jaarsveld

Police nab alleged drug dealer again


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A drug dealer who apparently hasn’t learned his lesson was free for only a week before the police were knocking at his door again.

It was previously reported that Piet Maluleka (27) was arrested on Monday, 8 May, when the Modimolle police’s dog unit found him with 25 packets of nyaope in his possession at the Modimolle taxi rank. The value of the drugs is an estimated R10 000. Maluleka appeared in court the next day, and was released after paying a R1 000 fine.

Warrant Officer James Findlay, spokesperson for the Modimolle police, said that the police arrived at Maluleka’s home in Phagameng on Friday, 12 May, to find him once again in possession of nyaope. The alleged drugs were not in the house, but were on the premises.

Constable Mbhovhani Hlungwani and Sergeant Alpheus Lerumo arrested Maluleka, who will be appearing in court soon.

*Another man who is believed to be a drug dealer was nabbed by police on Monday, 15 May.

Warrant Officer David Khwinana and Sergeant Tlou Langa were on patrol when they saw the man in the bushes near the Shoprite Centre. They stopped and searched him, and found 22 packets nyaope. The officers promptly arrested him for possession of drugs.

26-year-old Joseph Sebothoma, known as Danny, appeared in court on Tuesday, 16 May at the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court.

11 months ago       18 May 2017