Drug dealing case postponed – yet again

The drug dealing case of 29-year-old Neelan Naidoo was yet again postponed to February 27 by the East London Magistrate’s Court.

Neelan Naidoo

Naidoo briefly appeared before A-Court magistrate Rochelle Sam this morning.
Advocate Henke Ackerman appeared for the State.

Naidoo is being represented by prominent East London attorney Henry van Breda. He is currently out on R5000 bail.

In court he was smartly dressed in grey chino pants, Lacoste T-shirts and black shoes.
Naidoo was called to the dock shortly before 10am and told by the magistrate that his matter will be heard in Regional Court 2 on February 27 where a trial date will be set.
Naidoo is the son of Neil Naidoo, an experienced crime-fighting official and current chief director of community safety in the Eastern Cape department of safety and liaison. Naidoo jnr was arrested late last year after he allegedly sold dagga, ecstasy and cocaine to a member of the South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (Saneb) in a sting.

According to the charge sheet he is accused of selling the drugs to the officer on three occasions in Vincent, Braelyn and Amalinda where he was arrested.

On the first occasion he allegedly sold the officer dagga, on the second occasion ecstasy and the third, cocaine and dagga.

One of his bail conditions is that he reports to the Duncan Village police station every Monday and Friday.

Saneb is the Hawks’ drug law enforcement and intelligence agency responsible for fighting drug trafficking and abuse of illegal substances. The unit was introduced into the Eastern Cape earlier in 2016.


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