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Alleged Drug Syndicate Leader Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

She highlighted that between 2006 and 2016, the Western Cape was responsible for more than a third of drug-related crime in the country.

Alleged drug syndicate leader, Fadwaan Murphy, also known as Vet, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison and fined R2 million after being convicted of charges related to running a criminal enterprise that flooded the Cape Flats with tik and heroin.

His co-accused ex-wife, Shafieka Murphy, has also been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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The court found that Murphy and his ex-wife conducted unlawful activities involving drug dealing, money laundering, and racketeering.

They ran a criminal operation in various areas including Mitchells Plain, Wynberg, Cape Town, Strand, Worcester, and Caledon from July 2013 until September 2015.

Judge Diane Davis, before handing down the sentence, took into consideration the negative social effects of drugs and drug dealing.

She highlighted that between 2006 and 2016, the Western Cape was responsible for more than a third of drug-related crime in the country.

Judge Davis also noted that Murphy showed no remorse for the health and safety of the families affected by the abuse of the drugs he sold.

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The defence for the accused has since made an application to appeal the sentences.

The conviction and sentencing of Fadwaan Murphy and Shafieka Murphy serve as a significant step in the fight against drug-related crime. It sends a strong message that those involved in such criminal activities will face severe consequences.

The court’s decision reflects the seriousness of the charges and the impact of drug syndicates on communities.

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Efforts to combat drug trafficking and the associated social problems need to be intensified. The sentencing of individuals like Murphy and Murphy should serve as a deterrent to others involved in similar illegal activities.

The collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the justice system is crucial in dismantling drug syndicates and ensuring the safety and well-being of communities.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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