A 17-year-old school pupil from Ballito in KwaZulu-Natal appeared in Umhlali Magistrates’ Court yesterday after he was arrested for being in possession of nyaope worth R47 000.
Umhlali police spokesperson Warrant officer Mandla Ngema said the boy is a grade 11 pupil at a local high school, North Coast Courier reported.
“He was caught with 1850 straws of (nyaope) and usually the cost of a straw is R25 on the street,” said Ngema.
The boy was apparently transporting the drugs from Durban to Ntshawini and police said it was possible that he was a drug dealer at the school.
This came after an 18-year-old teenager was arrested after he was found in possession of nyaope, with an estimated street value of R14 000, hidden in his private parts in Pankop near Pretoria on Monday.
Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Nonhlanhla Kgosana said the suspect was arrested at a roadblock while travelling from Hammanskraal to Mmametlhake in a Toyota Quantum minibus taxi.
“The police searched the suspect and found the drug stashed in small plastic packages and hidden in his private parts area,” said Kgosana.
He told the police he was sent by someone to deliver the drug somewhere but did not reveal the name of that person and the place.
– Caxton News Service