Dagga over R100 000 confiscated by police – driver arrested

Dagga over R100 000 confiscated by police – driver arrested

Police members from Ehlanzeni District Flying Squad spotted a suspicious silver Ford Figo and ordered its driver to stop.

Mpumalanga provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said when police started searching the vehicle, dagga was discovered.

The members discovered about five bags starched with dagga weighing about 88,96 kgs.

The estimated value of the dagga is R133 440.”

Mohlala said.

Police immediately arrested the man and charged him with dealing in dagga.

His vehicle was also seized as police believe it was reportedly used in the commission of other crimes.

“The man will appear at the Matsulu Magistrate’s Court.”

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela welcomed the arrest.

She further appreciated police members for their vigilance in fighting crime.

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Police found five bags starched with dagga weighing about 88,96 kgs inside the car. Photo: Mpumalanga SAPS

TAXI DRIVER ARRESTED FOR HEROIN POSSESSION

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the Vioolsdrift Border Post in the early hours of Monday, 9 May for transporting drugs across the Namibian border.

Police spokesperson Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said the suspect was allegedly travelling in a Toyota Quantum taxi from Namibia.

The vehicle was stopped and searched at the border post at approximately 00:15 and officers found heroin with an estimated street value of R2 million rand hidden under the driver’s seat.

According to the driver, he was requested to deliver the package in Cape Town,”

said Gamieldien.

He is expected to appear before the Springbok Magistrate’s Court imminently on drug charges.

“The police in the Northern Cape will continue unabatedly to squeeze the space for drug dealers to operate in the province,” said the police spokesperson.

SANDF HOPEFULS KICKED OUT PROGRAMME

Meanwhile, the Pretoria High Court has struck off the roll an application made by four SANDF hopefuls.

The four individuals were removed from the 2022 army’s military skill development system (MSDS) programme for the year 2022.

They wanted the courts to declare the Department of Defence’s decision to remove them from the SA Air Force’s training unlawful.

The four were removed from the programme after traces of cannabis was found in their systems following testing.

They reportedly argued that they were legally allowed to use cannabis for medicinal or recreational purposes in their own homes.

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