‘Drug lord’s’ stepdad bust during raid



May 10, 2016
‘Drug lord’s’ stepdad bust during raid

Police seized R290 000 worth of tik during a raid on alleged drug kingpin's mom's home. CREDIT: Brendan Magaar

Alleged drug kingpin, Fadwaan “Vet” Murphy’s family dynasty is slowly crumbling around him.

In the latest turn in fortunes, his stepdad was allegedly bust with R250 000 worth of tik.

Allie Malick, 44, made his first appearance at the Mitchells Plain Magistrates’ Court yesterday where he was charged with the possession of tik.

Police were following a tip-off when they carried out a raid out at Murphy’s mother Valerie’s home in Ledge Street, Tafelsig, on Saturday.

Cops say they found 246 packets of tik and R290 000 in cash on the premises.

The house in Ledge Street stands out for several reasons – it is a large double storey, painted yellow and is surrounded by security cameras.

It is believed Murphy’s mother runs a clothing business from the house.

A top Mitchells Plain police source tells the Daily Voice: “It was Vet’s mother’s house and the step-father was arrested.”

Last Tuesday, Murphy, 43, appeared in the Khayelitsha Priority Crimes Court with his sister Glenda Bird, 46, his ex-wife Shafieka Murphy as well as Dominique Davidson and suspected henchman, Leon Paulsen.

Murphy and his sister were arrested last month, following a drug bust at Davidson’s home in Lotus River in September 2015.

Police confiscated R1.1 million in cash and R5 million worth of tik, as well as drug manufacturing equipment.

Murphy and Bird were released on R20 000 at the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court just days after their arrest.

Paulsen was arrested in 2014 on a charge of money laundering after police confiscated over R380 000 at Murphy’s home in Turksvy Street, Lentegeur.

The four suspects’ matters have been consolidated, and they all face charges of money laundering and dealing in drugs.

The matter was postponed to June 14.

Murphy has always proclaimed his innocence, saying he was a businessman who is being harassed by Mitchells Plain police, who until recently have failed to make drug-related charges stick long enough for the matter to be brought before a court.

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