Hero to zero: CT cop arrested in drug bust was nominated for award
Clinton Langeveldt was arrested this week after he was found in possession of tens of thousands of mandrax tablets.
CAPE TOWN - In what may be a case of hero to zero, it's emerged the City of Cape Town law enforcement officer arrested in a major mandrax bust was nominated for an outstanding service award last year.
On Thursday, Clinton Langeveldt appeared in court where he was remanded in custody.
Langeveldt was the first officer on the scene of a traffic accident last year.
One of the motorists involved in the crash was having a heart attack and Langeveldt and his colleague pulled the man out of his vehicle and performed CPR on him, keeping him alive until paramedics arrived on the scene.
Fast forward ... less than a year and it's a case of hero to zero.
Langeveldt was arrested this week after he was found in possession of tens of thousands of mandrax tablets worth nearly R2 million.
He was off-duty at the time but he was carrying his official firearm, in breach of protocol.
The City of Cape Town has confirmed pre-suspension procedures are being instituted against him.