Suspects appear for dagga dealing

2016-10-20 06:00
PHOTO: supplied The dagga that was seized during the operation.

PHOTO: supplied The dagga that was seized during the operation.

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FIVE men were arrested by the Port Shepstone Hawks for possession of dagga in Margate on Monday. The Hawks were acting on information about suspects who were smuggling dagga from the Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal.

“Members followed up information and an operation was subsequently conducted around the Margate area,” said Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo.

A bakkie was stopped and searched along the N2 freeway near Ramsgate. During the search, 82kg of dagga with a street value of R140 777 was found.

Three suspects, Mluleki Ndindwa (30), Nomfundo Nyathi (50) and Hluleka Mkhwenkwe (56), were immediately arrested. The Hawks intercepted another bakkie on the R61 near Seaslopes off-ramp and found 13.9kg of dagga with a street value of R48 650.

Two men, Nkosikhona Sitshwala (25) and Lulamile Mtshini (31), were also arrested. They were all charged for dealing in dagga and appeared in the Ramsgate Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. They were remanded in custody and their cases were postponed to 27 October for bail application. - Supplied.

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