Suspect arrested with R330k worth of dagga, Standerton

South African Police Service

Suspect arrested with R330k worth of dagga, Standerton
Suspect arrested with R330k worth of dagga, Standerton

An intelligence driven Operation by members of the South African Police Service in Standerton yielded positive results when a male suspect, aged 34 was arrested with dagga estimated at about R 330 000-00.

The man was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday, 3 November 2021 in Standerton.

Reports indicate that members were notified about a certain vehicle that was transporting dagga from KwaZulu-Natal Province to Gauteng Province.

The information was then operationalised and police spotted the vehicle, a white Toyota Fortuna with Gauteng registration number plates, which matched the description as provided. The vehicle was stopped by the astute members on the R23 Road and a search was conducted. About 12 bags starched with dagga is said to have been discovered inside the vehicle.

The suspect was arrested and charged with dealing in dagga and he is due to appear before the Standerton Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 4 November 2021.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has thanked members of the public for their participation in the fight against crime by providing valuable information which helped police in bringing the suspect to book.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service