Man in court for allegedly selling prescription abortion pills in east London

A man has been arrested for selling abortion pills.

Johan Turyamureba, 25, appeared in London Magistrates’ Court this week for allegedly selling abortion pills to the public.

Cytotec tablets are only processed, sold and distributed by licensed physicians or pharmacists, in the category of Schedule 4 of the Medicines and Related Substances Act.

He was found in possession of 26 of the tablets and R4,500 in cash.

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He faces charges of violating the Medicines and Related Substances Act.

Hawks spokeswoman Captain Yolisa Mgolodela said the accused was arrested by the East London Hawks Narcotics Bureau, in conjunction with the East London Crime Intelligence Unit.

Mgolodela said police arrested Turyamureba after witnessing the sale of three pills between August 17 and August 27, 2021.

He appeared in court on Monday – and will remain in custody until September 13, 2021 for a formal bail application.

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