Fadwaan “Vet” Murphy, 43, is said to be worth R53 million.
And on 5 June, when his trial begins at the Khayelitsha Priority Commercial Crime Court, lawyers and prosecutors hope to establish how he came to own his many assets.
Murphy claims to be the owner of an interior design company.
In March, Murphy was ordered to give full disclosure of his assets.
Murphy is suspected of being the leader of the Dixie Boys gang and it is believed his total income for allegedly dealing in tik is worth R53m for a year, while his assets are claimed to be R9.7m.
Murphy, his ex-wife Shafieka Murphy, 49, his sister Glenda Bird, 46 home owner Dominique Davidson and suspected henchman Leon Paulsen, 52, are facing 239 charges relating to dealing in drugs, money laundering and other charges in terms of the Proceeds of Crime Act (Poca) which includes racketeering.
Murphy, who is out on R20 000 bail, is allowed to live at his home until the duration of his trial.
He is also expected to report to his local police station daily.
The intensive investigation began in December 2014, when police confiscated R380 000 in cash from Murphy’s home and arrested his suspected henchman, Paulsen.
The breakthrough came in September 2015 at a house in Reindeer Street, Grassy Park, owned by Davidson, where police confiscated drugs and money worth R4m.
The confiscated goods included 7 985 packets of tik, 10 400 units of heroin and sealing machines.