REPEAT OFFENDER REMANDED IN CUSTODY FOR POSSESSION AND DEALING IN DRUGS
MPUMALANGA – Mavis Themba Hlungwane (60) was arrested by members of the Hawks` Serious Organised Crime Investigation based in Secunda, Mpumalanga Provincial Crime Intelligence Cluster and Ermelo Crime Intelligence on Sunday 06 February 2022 for possession and dealing in drugs.
Information was received about a shipment of drugs which was delivered at the bottle store of the well-known drug dealer in Standerton. A disruptive search and seizure operation was conducted at the identified address. Upon the search drugs including Nyaope, Mandrax and Dagga with an estimated street value of more than R100 000.00 were confiscated. The accused was detained and taken to Standerton court on Monday 7 February 2022.
During preliminary investigation, it was established that the accused was previously arrested several times since 1997 for possession and dealing in drugs. On 13 October 1997, she was eventually sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for possession and dealing drugs.
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The case was postponed to Thursday, 10 February 2022 for formal bail application.
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