School pupils bust for drugs

2011-07-22 14:33

Eighteen pupils were arrested during anti-drug inspections at two schools in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria.

The group from Modiri High school was arrested by the Tshwane Metro Police today after testing positive for using dagga, said city spokesperson Console Tleane.

“They were taken to Mamelodi West police station. They will hopefully get bail and be released into the custody of their parents” said Tleane.

Six other pupils from Mamelodi High School also tested positive for using drugs, but because of their age were released to the school principal.

A few packets of dagga were found by metro police narcotics dogs, after being thrown out by pupils.

Inspections are expected to continue, he said.

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