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CrimeDagga valued at R170400 confiscated, suspect arrested

Dagga valued at R170400 confiscated, suspect arrested
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SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF DAGGA

Voice clip by Colonel Donald Mdhluli

Nelspruit: 27 April 2022 -The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has welcomed the arrest of Sifiso Ronald Nkomo, aged 28 for possession of dagga at Carolina on Monday, 25 April 2022.

According to the report, SAPS members from Carolina were patrolling in the area when they spotted a White Ford Ranger Bakkie and ordered the driver to stop. Upon searching the bakkie, the members discovered about 31 refuse bags stashed with dagga weighing 113.6 kilograms, to the estimated value of about R 170 400-00. The man was then apprehended and charged with dealing in dagga.

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Dagga confiscated

Preliminary investigation suggests that the suspect was allegedly trafficking the dagga from the Kingdom of Eswatini into South Africa when his mission was intercepted by the police. The said bakkie was also confiscated as police believe that it was used in the commission of a crime.

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The bakkie that was confiscated

He appeared before the Carolina Magistrate’s Court yesterday, 26 April 2022 and was granted R10 000 bail. He will appear again at the same court on 13 June 2022.

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Also read: 4 Alleged poachers remanded in custody

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has appreciated members for their vigilance in fighting crime in all aspects

Police urge anyone with any information on Crime to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

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