Three Police officers were arrested in Polokwane after they allegedly stole eight bags of dagga worth R300 000 which was meant to be used for research purposes at the University of Limpopo.

The arrest of the trio follows an investigation after the complaint of corrupt actions by the suspects. The three male suspects are reported to be attached to SAPS Limpopo Highway Patrol Unit.

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According to the information the suspects raided a dagga plantation at a plot in Dalmada outside Polokwane on Sunday, 16 July 2023.

It is further alleged that the suspects seized the 8 bags of dagga meant to be used for research at the University of Limpopo. However, the said dagga was never booked at the exhibit store for investigation purposes. It is further reported the said plants were never returned to the plantation plot as promised.

Police officers arrested for stealing Dagga meant for research at the University of Limpopo


The Commissioner of the Police Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe welcomed the arrest of the suspects. She further said that this is an indication that no one is above the law.

“We are prepared to uproot corruption and even within our own ranks,” concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The three suspects are expected to appear before Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 25 July. They are facing charges of Corruption, assault and theft.