Murder accused might face further charges

The lawyer representing Brett Kebble murder accused Glenn Agliotti says he "knows nothing" about plans to charge his client with being involved in a multimillion- rand drug syndicate.

The lawyer representing Brett Kebble murder accused Glenn Agliotti says he "knows nothing" about plans to charge his client with being involved in a multimillion- rand drug syndicate.

The lawyer, Lawrence Hodes, said he did not attend a brief court appearance by Stephanos Paparas, 45, on Tuesday during which it was indicated that another accused would be added to the charge sheet.

The Scorpions reportedly told a Johannesburg newspaper that the person being referred to was Agliotti.

"I wasn't there. I know nothing about it," said Hodes, refusing to comment further.

Paparas, who is represented by Hodes' father, Max, handed himself over to police on July 13, after the arrest of his elderly father and four others on July 7 during a Scorpions investigation into an international drugs syndicate.

During the probe, hashish and dagga with an estimated street value of R250000 were seized at a self-storage facility in Alberton. The drugs were believed to be destined for the overseas market

Sentence was passed on a Canadian, Lesley Curtis, and South Africans Christiaan Albas and Pedro Marques in the Alberton magistrates' court on July 25 after they apparently turned state witness under a plea agreement.

According to the Scorpions, the three had also undertaken to identify key role-players in the drug industry and key routes used to transport illegal substances to other countries. - Sapa

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