National 16.8.2016 12:49 pm

Salon owner nabbed for alleged drug dealing

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Picture: Thinkstock

The man was found in possession of a plastic bag containing dagga at his business.

A Tanzanian man alleged drug dealer who also runs a hairdressing salon on Commissioner Street in the Boksburg CBD has been arrested following a tip-off.

The suspect was arrested by two officers Warrant Officer Siza Dlamini and Constable Thokozani Ntshalintshali on Friday and found in possession of a plastic bag containing dagga at his business, Boksburg Advertiser reported.

The arrest came a few days after the same police officers arrested a Nigerian national they found with a handful of cocaine in the Boksburg CBD.

The Nigerian man also had R14 993 in cash on him, believed to be from his drug trade.

After receiving a tip-off, Dlamini and Ntshalintshali went to the suspect’s home, where they searched him and his room.

They recovered two small plastic bags containing white powder, which on subsequent analysis was confirmed to be cocaine.

The suspect allegedly tried to bribe the cops with cash after he was nabbed with the illicit substance.

The offer was turned down.

The man was then taken to the police station, where he was charged with possession and dealing drugs.

The suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

– Caxton News Service

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