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TWO WOMEN AND A MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR DEALING IN DAGGA AS WELL AS POSSESSION OF UNLICENSED FIREARM WITH AMMUNITION: NELSPRUIT
2022/07/07      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mohlala   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit - 05 July 2022:  Three suspects, two women aged 36 and 38 as well as a 47 year old man are expected to appear at the Masoyi Periodical Court today, 05 July 2022, on charges of dealing in dagga as well as possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition respectively. They were all arrested yesterday, 04 July 2022, in separate incidents in Masoyi.

According to the report, in the first incident police received information about a 36 year old woman who was allegedly dealing in dagga. They proceeded to her house in Mahushu Trust and upon arrival in the yard, they found a girl and thereafter entered the house and found the woman inside as well as bags of dagga with some packaged in sachets. They also found cellphones suspected to have been stolen and arrested the woman.

While there the members again received information about a couple, living together under the same roof but happened to be peddlers of dagga at Phola Trust. They then drove to their house and when they arrived the man fled upon noticing them and when they entered found his 38-year-old partner who apparently admitted to dealing in dagga. They further found sachets of dagga in the house as well and the woman nabbed.

In the third incident, police received information yet again about a man who was in possession of an illegal firearm residing at Mahushu Trust in Masoyi area. They proceeded to the said house and upon searching found a firearm hidden behind the TV set with the serial number filed off and he too was arrested. A further probe by police revealed that the man may be linked to sexual assault cases around Masoyi area.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has applauded the members for working tirelessly to ensure that the suspects are brought to book.