The Commander –In-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters of South Africa, Julius Malema was arrested this morning at the London Heathrow International Airport for carrying substance suspected to be heroin,Meganews360 can confirm.
Malema who was visiting the United Kingdom for conference in Essex was of suspicious behavior upon arrival at the airport and was arrested the HM Customs after which he admitted, “He only smoked marijuana the day before boarding his flight”.
British Customs described the amount of drugs found in his suitcase as a substantial quantity with a street value of about $6 Million Pounds Sterling.
Julius Sello Malema is the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, a South African political party, which he founded in July 2013.
He previously served as President of the African National Congress Youth League from 2008 to 2012. Malema was a member of the ANC until his expulsion from the party in April 2012.
He occupied a notably controversial position in South African public and political life, having risen to prominence with his support for African National Congress president, and later President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma.
He was once described by both President Zuma and the Premier of Limpopo Province as the “future leader” of South Africa.
He is expected to be arraigned before the Crown Court tomorrow.