Gauteng police arrested a 38-year-old man after he was found with dagga to the estimated street value of one million rands in Clayville, Ekurhuleni, on Thursday 03 March 2022. It is reported that the dagga was destined for Cape Town.
Members of SANEB together with members of Crime Intelligence and K9 Gauteng responded to a complaint of a house at Clayville in Olifantfontein where they were dealing in dagga.
On arrival, police found dagga loaded in a bakkie and some kept at the back of the house.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the dagga was to be transported to Cape Town.
The suspect that was found in the premises was arrested and charged with dealing in dagga.
He is expected to appear before Tembisa Magistrates Court in due course.
Meanwhile, police in the Western Cape arrested four of their own after they allegedly extorted and stole from a man who they found in possession of dagga in Eerste River, Cape Town on 18 February.
South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut said the suspects are attached to the Khayelitsha Tactical Response Team. They were arrested on Thursday night, 4 March, for extortion, theft and defeating the ends of justice and will face the same charges in the Fish Hoek court on Friday.
Traut said the arrest stems from an investigation by the Anti-corruption unit after an incident that took place last month was reported.
It is alleged that a vehicle was stopped by the four officers – aged 37, 40, 44 and 32 – in Eerste River for a search.
“In this vehicle, the members found 6kg of dagga and cash. Instead of placing the driver under arrest, they persuaded him to take them to his residence in Muizenberg and pay for his freedom,” said Traut.
When the cops arrived at the victim’s home they found more dagga and cash. They confiscated both and did not hand it in as exhibits.