PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER WELCOMES THE ARREST OF A MAN ON ALLEGATIONS OF DEALING IN DAGGA
Nelspruit – The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has welcomed the arrest of a 44-year-old man who was nabbed in the afternoon of yesterday, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at Mzinti near Tonga after being reportedly found in possession of dagga to the estimated street value of about R252 000. The man is due to appear before the Nkomazi Magistrate’s Court today, Thursday, 16 September 2021.
It is reported that police at Tonga were busy patrolling around the area when they spotted a suspicious VW Polo. The members stopped the vehicle and upon searching, 110 bags of compressed dagga weighing about 168 kg were found inside. The man was then arrested and the vehicle confiscated. The suspect is charged with dealing in dagga. Police believe that the man is from the Kingdom of Eswatini.
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The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Manamela further applauded members for their vigilance which yielded positive results as the man was arrested before the seized dagga reached its destination.