Jail term for dagga dealers

2014-08-08 00:00

FOUR men from Lesotho have been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by the Pietermaritzburg regional court for dealing in dagga.

On Wednesday, Karabo Joene (23), Clement Mari (28), Filipi Matzibulo (28) and Sehlobo Leqhobo (28) pleaded guilty to dealing in dagga in the Copesville area, and were sentenced yesterday. They were arrested by the police while trying to go to the Mattison area with a 13,2 kg bag of dagga.

In their statements they admitted that they knew that their actions were wrong.

“At all times we knew that selling dagga is wrong and unlawful. We sold it in order to get money for survival as we are unemployed …” they said in a statement.

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