Mpumalanga policeman caught with dagga worth R570 000

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A 33-year-old constable has been arrested in the Eastern Cape for the possession of dagga.
A 33-year-old constable has been arrested in the Eastern Cape for the possession of dagga.
Samantha Lee-Jacobs
  • A police officer based at the Jeppes Reef port of entry has been arrested in the Eastern Cape with dagga worth R570 000.
  • The policeman, along with an alleged accomplice, will appear in the Jansenville Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for dealing in dagga.
  • Police pounced on the two after receiving a tip-off about a vehicle transporting drugs.

A Mpumalanga police officer has been arrested in the Eastern Cape for the alleged possession of dagga valued at R570 000.

The 33-year-old constable, who is stationed at the Jeppes Reef port of entry in Mpumalanga, was arrested along with a 38-year-old alleged accomplice outside the farming town of Jansenville in the Eastern Cape.

Eastern Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana said the arrests were made after police acted on information about a vehicle transporting illicit drugs to Jansenville. 

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Kinana said the vehicle was described as a metallic bronze Toyota Fortuner SUV.

He added that moments later a vehicle fitting the description was spotted travelling on the R75 a few kilometres outside Jansenville.

"The suspected vehicle was stopped and, upon searching, three bags of compressed dagga were found stashed in the boot. The vehicle in which the suspects were travelling was also seized for further investigation," Kinana said.

The two alleged perpetrators are due to appear in the Jansenville Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges relating to dealing in dagga.


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