Foreign national drug dealers due back in court

The three German men and Italian woman were granted bail of R10, 000 each.

Metro police officers arrested four European nationals allegedly linked to a foreign syndicate trafficking in drugs with an estimated street value of more than R1 million on 15 January 2014. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Four foreign nationals arrested in connection with a major drug bust on the N2 near Somerset West are due back in court next month.

The three German men and Italian woman were granted bail of R10, 000 each following their appearance in the Somerset West Magistrates Court yesterday.

They were arrested after drugs were found in their camper van and at a Muizenberg premises worth R1.25 million.

The accused's lawyer, Neil Slabbert says, "I can confirm that all four accused were released on R10,000 bail. The matter has been remanded to 19 February for further investigation."

Cape Town authorities have hailed the drug bust involving four European nationals as a major breakthrough.

It's understood the four European nationals, which include three German men and an Italian woman, were en route to Knysna when they were pulled over by Cape Town officers.

The drugs had an estimated street value of R500,000.

One of the suspects then told officers about drugs being stored at a Muizenberg premises.

There officials found more drugs, including more than two litres of liquid MDMA, cocaine and hashish with an estimated street value of R750,000.

Some of the drugs were concealed in cool drink bottles.

It is alleged that the liquid MDMA is bottled in Amsterdam and then transported all over the world inside sealed champagne bottles.