The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma hailed a joint team of the SAPS comprising of Crime Intelligence and TRT members for a sterling work done. This team ensured that two members attached to the relatively new police station of KaMhlushwa, near Malelane, are brought to book for their unscrupulous behaviour.
The two members, a Sergeant and a Constable, both on their early 30s were arrested on 10 May 2019, around 17:20, after they were found in possession of three large bags of dagga.
The team carried out a sting operation after having acquired information that the pair may have been in the process of transporting dagga. It was indicated that the suspects were travelling in one of the members’ private vehicle, with one of them being off-duty and the other, on-duty.
The team pulled them off, demanding to search the vehicle, at which point the three bags were found inside the car resulting in their arrest. The suspects will appear at the Tonga Magistrates’ Court on Monday 13 May 2019, facing a charge of dealing in dagga.
General Zuma said that it is sad that civil servants including the police are involved in the proliferation of dagga, especially within the Tonga Cluster. “There is no space for such criminal elements in the SAPS in particular and the government in general. These arrests should serve as a stern warning to other civil servants currently involved in similar activities that their days are numbered because the net is closing on them”, said the Provincial Commissioner.
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