Ugandan national arrested in possession of counterfeit money after anonymous tip-off

Margate police arrested a Ugandan national for being in possession of counterfeit money in Margate last Tuesday, 03 June 2014.

Police spokesman Captain Gerald Mfeka said Detective Sergeant Michelle van Niekerk and Warrant Officer Petro de Wit received an anonymous tip-off about the counterfeit money and went to a house in Margate.

“They questioned a Ugandan man carrying a black briefcase. The sum of R600 in counterfeit notes was seized from the man. Kasitt Muhammed (39) was arrested,” said Capt Mfeka.

He appeared in the Ramsgate Magistrates’ Court last Thursday and the case was postponed to this Friday, June 13 2014. He was denied bail.

On Saturday, 07 June 2014, Margate police arrested Joelene Bam (30), Marianne Bezuidenhout (52) and Daniël Bester (41) for being in possession of drugs.

“One hundred straws of heroin, two packets of a designer version of cocaine, known simply as ‘Cat’ and dagga were also seized,” said Capt Mfeka.

They appeared in the Ramsgate Magistrates’ Court on Monday this week and the case was postponed to 17 June 2014. All three suspects remain in custody.

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