Drug dealer sentenced to 10 years imprisonment

LIMPOPO � Sebotane Emmanuel Mamogobo (32) was convicted for dealing in drugs by the Nebo Regional Court on Tuesday, 03 September 2019.

During June 2018, the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in collaboration with Crime Intelligence and the Provincial Organised Crime Unit raided a drug storage in Groblersdal and seized drugs worth R600 000. Mamogobo was arrested for dealing in drugs and was never granted bail until he was convicted and sentenced. The probe was initially in 2014 specifically targeting the Groblersdal area.

On Tuesday, 03 September 2019 Mamogobo was sentenced to ten (10) years direct imprisonment for dealing in drugs by the Nebo Regional Court.

Meanwhile, emanating from the same investigation, suspected drug lord John Baseapai Maila (53) was also arrested in the Groblersdal area for dealing in drugs and possession of unlicensed firearm in February 2016. Maila is still in custody after making several court appearances at the Nebo Regional Court. He will appear again at the Groblersdal Regional Court on 25 and 26 September 2019.

Source: South African Police Service