South Africa: Somali nationals arrested for ‘khat’

File: Khat plants discovered in a luggage. South African Police seized R100 000 worth of khat planet in Brixton form Two Somali nationals. Picture: AFP / HO / SWISS CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION
File: Khat plants discovered in a luggage. South African Police seized R100 000 worth of khat planet in Brixton form Two Somali nationals. Picture: AFP / HO / SWISS CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION

JOHANNESBURG – Two Somalian nationals were arrested in Johannesburg on Monday for being in possession of the drug Mirra, which originates from Ethiopia, Johannesburg metro police said on Monday.

They were arrested at 8am in High Street, Brixton after the leaves were found wrapped in plastic bags in the boot of their VW Jetta, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

A street value of R100,000 was put on the haul.

Minnaar said Mirra is classified as a drug in South Africa.

The two, aged 30 and 32 will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court this week.

It is also known as “khat”.

Source: Sapa

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here