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Drug dealers in custody for allegedly shipping heroin to the United Kingdom

GAUTENG – Two suspects, Lihle Manana (42) and Calvin Mzoli Mpemba (44) were remanded in custody on allegations of illegal dealing in drugs by the Germiston Magistrate’s Court this morning.

It is alleged that the suspects dropped off a package declared as documents at a courier company in Edenvale on Monday, 24 May. The said consignment was destined to an address in the United Kingdom.

The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Germiston were called by the courier company for investigation regarding a suspicious package delivered for shipment. Upon arrival and further inspection of the suspected package, the investigation team found 315 grams of suspected heroine concealed in an envelope.

Further investigation led the investigation team to a positively identified address in the Boksburg area where a suspect was brought in for questioning. On Wednesday, 26 May Manana and Mpembe were also brought in for questioning. They were consequently detained shortly afterwards. The authorities seized various items including a white VW Polo suspected to have been used in the commission of crime.

The suspects appeared in court and the matter is postponed to Thursday, 03 June 2021 for a formal bail application and further investigation.

Source: South African Police Service