Gauteng – A forfeiture order of over R9 million worth of gold bars was granted against alleged smuggler Masnire Tashinga Nyasa, 34, who tried to smuggle the gold into the country on May 08, 2021, police confirmed in a statement.
According to South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson, Captain Lloyd Ramovha, the Johannesburg High Court has on Wednesday, 26 October 2022, granted a final forfeiture order of 23 pieces of gold, following a compelling Hawks’ investigation.
“Nyasa was arrested by members of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime with the assistance of customs officials at Or Tambo International (ORTIA. He consequently appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court facing charges of illegally dealing with precious metals,” Ramovha said.
“The court granted him R100 000 bail and he has been in attendance since, his next appearance scheduled for later this year,” the captain said.
#sapsHAWKS Gauteng: Johannesburg High Court has on 26/10, granted a final forfeiture order of 23 pieces of gold, following a compelling #Hawks‘ investigation into Masnire Tashinga Nyasa (34) who tried to smuggle the gold into the country on 08 May 2021. MEhttps://t.co/RErobnXqM9 pic.twitter.com/4xmmjVD8sI
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) November 8, 2022
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin