Police in Burgersfort, Sekhukhune District arrested three suspects aged between 30 and 46 including a police Sergeant for alleged possession and transportation of dagga. The arrest took place on Thursday, 18 May at about 11:00.
It is reported that police were conducting a stop and search operation at a roadblock along the R37 public road next to L50 Farm. They stopped a white Volkswagen Polo motor vehicle with Mpumalanga registration numbers.
Police found three occupants and requested to search the motor vehicle after they felt an unpleasant odour inside it. Permission was granted and police found three big parcels wrapped with brown sellotape at the back seat of the motor vehicle.
One of the suspects also confirmed to the police that it was dagga that was wrapped. They were immediately placed under arrest on the spot for possession and transportation of dagga.
Preliminary investigations indicated that one of the suspects who was the driver of the motor vehicle is a 46-year-old police Sergeant. He is stationed at Barberton SAPS in Mpumalanga. His two accomplices aged 30 and 35 are foreign Nationals from Swaziland who were also in possession of valid passports.
POLICE SERGEANT ARRESTED TRANSPORTING DAGGA
During the arrest, police confiscated dagga with an estimated street value of R62000.
The Provincial Commissioner of South African Police Services in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe welcomed the arrest.
“The Police are also expected to uphold the law and if they are the ones breaking it. There must be consequences,” said General Hadebe.
The suspects are expected to appear before the Burgersfort Magistrate court. They are also charged with possession and transportation of dagga.