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5 Mar 2015
7:42 am

Suspect chased by metro police drops dead in mall


A suspected drug peddler dropped dead in Northgate Mall after being pursued by Johannesburg metro police on Wednesday night.

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Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said JMPD officers had stopped a car near Northgate Mall around 8pm.

“It is alleged that drugs were found inside the car and that the male driver jumped out and ran inside the mall,” said Minnaar.

The officers chased the suspect, who then collapsed.

“It is alleged that he swallowed the drugs, and dropped dead.”

The incident would be investigated to establish exactly what had happened, Minnaar said.