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PE-registered car found abandoned at accident scene with over R150 000 worth of dagga

Feb 13, 2018
PE-registered car found abandoned at accident scene with over R150 000 worth of dagga

The King Williams Town police arrested more than 100 suspects for various crimes during Operation Fiela II operations conducted in their policing areas over the weekend.

"They managed to arrest these suspects, aged between 19 and 50 years old, for crimes ranging from drunken driving, possession of drugs, common robbery, common assault, drunkenness, housebreaking and theft and possession of unlawful ammunition," described police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"As part of crime prevention duties, police also confiscated dangerous weapons while they were doing stop and search and the farms were also patrols to prevent stock theft."

She said that police also attended an accident at Reserve Road, King Williams Town, and on arrival, found a vehicle abandoned with thirteen bags full of dagga.

"The vehicle is not stolen, but belongs to someone in Port Elizabeth," she said.

"The dagga is weighing 261kg and is estimated at the street value of over R150 000."

These suspects are expected to appear at different Magistrate Court's around King Williams Town on Tuesday.

King William’s Town Cluster Commander, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga, commended the members for the job well done in the past weekend.

"He thanked the community for sharing valuable information to the police that led to the arrest of other suspects.

"We will ensure that all perpetrators of crime are brought before court," he added.

"He also encouraged the community members to report any criminal activities to 08600 10111 or nearest their police station."