Cops say alleged drug kingpin Fadwaan “Vet” Murphy’s empire is crumbling after six of his suspected runners were busted with tik, while driving his sister’s car.
Police confiscated 3.2kg of tik worth R600 000, as well as a blue Volkswagen Jetta, registered in Glenda Bird’s name.
One of the suspects busted last week Wednesday was “positively” linked to Murphy, according to Mitchells Plain Cluster Commander, Major General Greg Goss.
The six were arrested in Raats Drive in Table View, and allegedly found in possession of 3.2kg of tik.
The men between the ages of 25 and 44, are expected to make their first appearance at the Mitchells Plain Magistrates’ Court today on a charge of dealing in drugs.
Major General Goss confirmed they were investigating close links between Murphy and the six suspects.
“These persons were arrested inside a car which is registered to Glenda Bird,” he says.
“They are suspected to be [Murphy’s] runners .”
Earlier this month, Murphy’s step-father, Allie Malick, 44, was arrested by police after he was allegedly found in possession of 246 packets of tik.
The drugs were found at his Ledge Street, Tafelsig home, which he shares with his wife and Murphy’s mother, Valerie Allie.
Bird, 46, is the biological sister of Murphy, and the two were arrested in April this year.
Both were released on R20 000 bail.
Prosecutors are set to prove Murphy is the mastermind and drug kingpin of the operation after R1.1 million and R5 million worth of tik were found at a house in Lotus River last September.
At the same drug bust, cops arrested Murphy’s ex-wife, Shafieka Murphy, and later Deon Davidson who is the owner of the house.
Murphy, Bird, Shafieka, Davidson together with Leon Paulsen, who is a suspected henchman, are expected back at the Khayelitsha Priority Crime Court on June 14 where they will be facing charges of money laundering and drug dealing.
Paulsen was arrested in 2014 after police found R380 000 in cash at Murphy’s Turksvy Street home in Lentegeur.
Murphy previously claimed he was just a businessman who runs an interior design company, and was being victimised by police.