Alleged head of syndicate Rudi Lakay, 32, from Kuils River
An alleged drug syndicate from Kuils River has brought an urgent bail application to the Western Cape High Court after being told alleged members would have to spend Christmas behind bars.

They have also lodged complaints against the Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) for harassment.

Members of the ring, allegedly headed by Rudi Lakay, who is accused of using his taxi business, R. Lakay Passenger Services Trading, to transport drugs to gang houses, appeared in Blue Downs Magistrate's Court last week where they were told that their case had been postponed to 1 February.

Advocate Bruce Hendricks of Henricks-Harmse Attorneys says Lakay along with Ike Collins, Christian Green, Jonathan Hermanus, Dwaine Rhode, Quinton Booysen, Almeiro Isaks, Mario de Wee, Eben George, Dylon Lakay, Leon Erasmus, Mark de Wee, Shamier Khan and Llewelleyn Bostander have now applied for their bail hearings to be held on 11 and 12 December.

“They told us at Blue Downs that the bail hearings can only be held in February because the investigating officer has a case in Gauteng and the prosecutor is not available but felt it was unfair to make them wait three months for a bail hearing so we brought an application to the high court and it was granted for 11 and 12 December,” said Hendricks.

The men face over 100 charges under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act for allegedly running the drug syndicate.

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