Hawks arrest seven of drug syndicate

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Two of the arrested men in Secunda.

Two alleged high ranking members of the Secunda drug syndicate the Hawks had busted on 19 August, are still at large.
The Mpumalanga Hawks are searching for Emmanuel Omyekanna (nicknamed 50c), and Chukwuemeka Kingsley Ezenwa (nicknamed Alex).
They gave the Hawks the slip on Friday when the cops were rounding up seven of their fellow syndicate members in Secunda.
Six of the people arrested appeared before court within hours of their arrest.
A South African citizen and five Nigerians appeared before Magistrate Tumiso Faith Kekana in the Secunda Magistrate’s Court at about noon.
They are Bongani Wiseman Shongwe (26), Chibuzar Paul Ezekware (24), Godwin Udalo Abunne (30), Ukandu Henry Ukaehbu (32) and the brothers Samuel (34) and Junior Anieobi Okafor (24).
“The crackdown (called Project 24) on the syndicate came last Friday after 14 months of investigation and gathering of information using unconventional methods,” said Capt Lucy Sekgotodi, provincial spokesperson for the Hawks.
The Hawks also confiscated five vehicles used in drug transactions.
Junior Okafor, who was arrested together with Bongani Shongwe, told the media that he is a “good person”, claiming to be innocent.
Magistrate Kekana postponed the case to 1 September when an Ebu translator will be available to explain the court procedures and bail application process to the Nigerians.
All the suspects, bar Akaehbu, requested Legal Aid assistance from the local legal aid lawyer, Sipho Shabalala.
Portia Matsana prosecuted.
There is a substantial reward offered for information that will lead to the capture of Omyekanna and Ezenwa.
Contact W/O Ras on 082 462 0760 or W/O Schutte on 082 370 0920. – Arisja Misselhorn.

The Hawks are searching for Emmanuel Omyekanna (AKA 50c).
The Hawks are searching for Emmanuel Omyekanna (AKA 50c).
The Hawks are searching for Chukwuemeka Kingsley Ezenwa (AKA Alex).
The Hawks are searching for Chukwuemeka Kingsley Ezenwa (AKA Alex).
Two of the arrested men in Secunda.
Two of the arrested men in Secunda.
The Haws arrested suspected drug dealers.
The Haws arrested suspected drug dealers.

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