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Khayelitsha lawyer bust with drugs at court

By Robin-Lee Francke 3h in the past

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CAPE TOWN: A Cape Town lawyer will now be needing his personal illustration, after he was arrested on Wednesday for drug possession.

According to the provincial police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut, the 39-year-old lawyer from Khayelitsha was within the Bellville Regional Court, on obligation, when he was discovered with drugs.

The vigilance of a court orderly led to the lawyer’s arrest.

“The vigilance of a Bellville court orderly led to the arrest of a 39-year-old lawyer this morning, after he was found in possession of drugs, ostensibly meant for an accused he was representing.

“The court orderly was on duty at the Bellville Regional Court, when he noticed the lawyer with a green plastic bag, which drew his attention,” Traut stated.

A CAPE Town lawyer was busted by an observant court orderly and arrested after he was discovered to be in possession of drugs. Photo: SAPS

Information revealed that the lawyer was excused by the presiding Justice of the Peace throughout court proceedings, as there was a suspicion that the lawyer was intoxicated at the time.

As he left the courtroom, the observant court orderly adopted the lawyer and carried out a search of his individual.

“A search, which resulted in the discovery of 200 mandrax tablets and crystal meth, to the combined street value of R9 600 found in the green plastic bag he was carrying with him,” Traut stated.

In a coincidence, the lawyer who was on obligation at the court will now be anticipated to make his personal court look, as an accused, at the identical court.

He is predicted to look as quickly as he’s charged.

Traut stated circumstances surrounding the matter are nonetheless beneath police investigation.

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