King Williams Town police busted four with dagga worth R19 000

MARCH 22, 2016

A good relationship between the SAPS and community members in King Williams Town yielded good results when two suspects were arrested and a huge quantity of dagga confiscated.

According to police spokesperson, Lieutenant Siphokazi Mawisa; "Police followed the information they received about a house at Juliwe Area in Ginsberg where bags full of dagga was kept.

"Last night, Police went to the house and when they approached the gate they met with a thirty five year old man (35), they searched him and found seven arms of dagga. They went with the man to the house where they found a thirty-five year-old female sleeping. They searched the house and found ten bags full of loose dagga (10) that weighed 89.3kg to the street value of R18 840. Suspects were immediately arrested and charged with possession of dagga."

In a separate incident, this morning, Police quickly acted on information they received and went to a house that was allegedly selling dagga.

"On their way to the house they met a male who fit the description that was given to them and when he saw Police vehicle he ran away. Police gave chase and managed to apprehend him," said Lt Mawisa.

"They searched him and found forty envelopes, seven small plastics of dagga and a small plastic full of loose dagga to the street value of R800 and an undisclosed amount of cash. They proceeded to his house at Juliwe area, Ginsberg and found a female (35) in the house and they searched the house and recovered thirty small plastic and a plastic full of loose dagga. They were both arrested for dealing in dagga."

The suspects will appear at King Williams Town Magistrate Court on Wednesday.

The Station Commander of King Williams Town, Colonel Andile Lamana commended the members for following the information which led to the arrest of the suspects. This is a major breakthrough as the drugs lead to more serious cases in our policing precinct, he said.

He encouraged members to intensify stop and search in the area to track down all culprits of crime. He also encouraged the community members to keep on  reporting the criminals and/or criminal activities to the police on Crime Stop 08600 10111, Crime Line 32211 or the nearest police station.

Second Image: From left Constables Thulani Nunge, Lunga Mpendu, Sandile Camagu and Andile Zenzile.