Ten years direct imprisonment for drug trafficking

The Verulam Magistrates’ Court convicted and sentenced Ibrahim Cook (31) to ten years direct imprisonment for dealing in drugs.

Cook was arrested at the King Shaka International Airport on 10 December 2014 after information of drug trafficking was received by the Hawks members from the Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation.

Cook was coming from Sao Paulo in Brazil when he was found in possession of one kilogram of cocaine powder with the street value of approximately R300 000. He appeared in court several times until he was sentenced on Thursday, 30 September 2021.

Source: South African Police Service

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