A Nigerian man has been arrested in Johannesburg, South Africa, for allegedly selling drugs to schoolchildren.
The unnamed Nigerian, who was charged with possession and dealing in drugs, appeared in the Hillbrow Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Police said drugs were found on him and he led them to his home, where more drugs were found and confiscated.
Wayne Minnar, spokesperson of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department, stated that the South African Police Service Flying Squad and JMPD K9 arrested the man at a flat in Hillbrow on April 9.
Minnar noted that Bad Boyz Security had seen the man selling drugs to schoolchildren at the corner of Esselin and Claim streets in Hillbrow.
“On Friday, a person who fitted the description of the suspect was spotted on CCTV cameras in Hillbrow. When officers approached the suspect he swallowed a packet of drugs known to be rocks”, Minnaar stated.
“The officers arrested him and he led them to a flat in Hillbrow, where a total of 570 packets of rocks were found, which was allegedly being sold to children at R30 a packet.”
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He also disclosed that four “full moon” drugs with a street value of about R2 000 each were also found on the suspect.
“The suspect was charged at Hillbrow police station for possession and dealing in drugs,” Minnaar added.