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Several arrests made province-wide over the weekend for possession of dagga

Jul 23, 2018
Several arrests made province-wide over the weekend for possession of dagga

Nearly R25 000 worth of dagga seized on the N2 highway during stop and search operations conducted by the Grahamstown
Highway on Sunday.

"The team stopped a long distance bus at 10:00 and during a search found a blue sports traveling bag containing eight parcels of loose compressed dagga," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"No one was arrested."

She said that at approximately 16:30, they stopped a vehicle and during a search found a bag containing loose dagga.

"A 36-year-old male was arrested and faces a charge of possession of dagga."

He will appear in the Grahamstown Magistrates Court early in the week.

Meanwhile, a 58-year-old man is expected in court for dagga possession.

"Police were doing stop and search in they policing precinct," said police spokesperson, Capt Siphokazi Mawisa.

"They searched a 58-year-old male from Ndevana Location for being in possession of one arm of dagga."

She said that he was immediately arrested at Zone 3 Park and charged for possession of dagga.

He will appear at Zwelitsha Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Elsewhere, at Jamestown on Sunday, at about 19:30, police officers were busy with crime prevention patroles at Masakhane Township when they received positive information, they followed it up at an identified house and searched the house.

"Loose dagga in a plastic bag and fifteen parcels of dagga were found hidden in a suitcase. A 30-year-old suspect was arrested for possession of dagga," said police spokesperson, Capt Ursula Roelofse.

"As the members were busy with the case they received additional information on a second house that they followed up and searched.

"Seven parcels of dagga hidden under a carpet in the house were confiscated."

A 45-year-old suspect was arrested.

"At Steynsburg D/Sgt Lisa and members from crime prevention also received positive information and searched a house at Zwelitsha township .Two suspects both 26 years old were arrested for dagga plants that was hidden behind the TV," Capt Roelofse added.

"They were arrested for possession of dagga. In the Palmietfontein area members of the SANDF assisted the SAPS in conducting stop and search activities on the R393 approximately 43 vehicles were searched.Maletswai SAPS also closed down three unlisenced liqour outlets and fines to the value of R9000-00 were issued."

The Cluster Commander, Brig Trevor Mey, encouraged the members to continue with our high visibility crime prevention activities and to focus on the crime generators such as drugs.

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