Pietermaritzburg drug dealer to spend 8 years in jail

South African Police Service

Pietermaritzburg drug dealer to spend 8 years in jail
Pietermaritzburg drug dealer to spend 8 years in jail

On Wednesday 14 December 2022, the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court sentenced Zamokuhle Buthelezi (33) to thirteen years imprisonment for dealing in drugs and five years of his sentence was wholly suspended.

Buthelezi was arrested by the Pietermaritzburg based Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in May 2018.

Members received information about the suspect who was dealing in drugs, they proceeded to the said house and a search was conducted. The members found straws of heroin, mandrax tablets, and dagga with the street value of approximately R250 660.00.

He was placed under arrest and he appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court.

His bail application was successfully opposed and he was remanded in custody until he was convicted and sentenced.

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