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SUSPECT DUE TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR DEALING IN DAGGA AND FOR POSSESSION OF AN UNLICENSED FIREARM: NELSPRUIT
2022/05/09      |  Written By:  Colonel D Mdhluli   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 05 May 2022 – The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has applauded police at Oshoek after they arrested a 31-year-old suspect on allegations of dealing in dagga as well possession of an unlicensed firearm, yesterday, 04 May 2022.  The suspect is due to appear at the Eerstehoek Magistrates' Court today, 05 May 2022.

According to the information the members were conducting their routine patrol duties, when they spotted a suspicious Toyota Hilux bakkie at Sector One along Oshoek Borderline. They then stopped the bakkie, searched it and found 39 blocks of dagga inside as well as a firearm in the driver's possession who reportedly failed to produce a license and was arrested thereafter.

Police then confiscated the dagga worth

R1.2 million as well as the vehicle. 

The Provincial Commissioner has also applauded the members for their effort which ensured the swift arrest of the suspect.