R377k worth of dagga recovered, suspect in court, Tonga

South African Police Service

R377k worth of dagga recovered, suspect in court, Tonga. Photo: SAPS
R377k worth of dagga recovered, suspect in court, Tonga. Photo: SAPS

On 12 August 2020, the Nkomazi Magistrate’s Court has granted Muhammad Mwantoro, aged 30, a Tanzanian National, R10 000, bail for dealing in dagga. Mwantoro was arrested on 10 August 2020, after being found in possession of 12 bags of dagga to the value of approximately R377 265, at Ntunda near Malelana.

Police were patrolling around Tonga policing area when they spotted a suspicious vehicle driven at a high speed. They followed the vehicle and instructed the driver to stop. Upon searching the vehicle, police discovered bags of dagga stashed to the brim in the boot and immediately arrested the driver.

The suspect is expected to appear again at the same court on 8 September 2020.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, indicated that visible policing in the main arteries plays a pivotal role in stamping all forms of in transit criminality.

SAPS Newsroom

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