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Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal man appeared in the Phoenix Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of bribery and possession of illegal substances, provincial police said.
Monogran Julian Chetty, 30, was released on R500 bail and the matter was postponed to May 27 for further investigation, Captain Thulani Zwane said.
Chetty was arrested on Sunday evening after police searched him and allegedly found cocaine in his possession.
“Whilst the suspect was being charged by the arresting officers he requested to speak to them. The suspect allegedly wanted the members to drop the charges against him and offered to pay cash to them.”
Zwane said Chetty offered the officers R200. The officers added a charge of bribery to the charge sheet and the money was seized as an exhibit.
KwaZulu-Natal provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Mmamonnye Ngobeni praised the members for being alert and vigilant.
“I am pleased with the high rate of drug-related arrests and urge the members in this province to continue with their excellent work and rid our streets of this scourge.” - Sapa