Dagga-dealing suspects nabbed

By Drum Digital
23 March 2016

The success of the arrest of a man and woman has been attributed to a good relationship between police and community members in King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape.

By Ayanda Sitole

The pair was arrested after the police conducted a raid of their home and discovered 10 bags of marijuana weighing about 89,3 kg with the street value of about R19 000.

In a separate incident, police acted on another tip-off by the King William’s Town community where they also went to search for marijuana.

Colonel Andile Lamana, station commander of King William’s Town, says a suspicious person who fitted the description of a wanted suspect ran away when he saw the police vehicle approaching him. Police gave chase and managed to apprehend him.

Upon searching the suspect, he was found in possession of 40 envelopes and seven small plastics bags of dagga and a small plastic bag full of loose dagga to the street value of R800.

Police proceeded to his house where they found a 35-year-old woman and recovered a further 30 small plastic bags full of loose dagga. They were both arrested for dealing in dagga.

All four suspects are expected to appear in the King William’s Town Magistrate’s Court today.

Colonel Lamana says the arrests were a breakthrough for the police and he encourages community members to expose criminals and report them to the police.

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