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Provincial Commissioner applauds members after two men were arrested for possession of dagga to the value of more than R400 000


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Mpumalanga

NELSPRUIT - The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has applauded SAPS members from the Intelligence Unit in the province as well as their counterparts from the Nelspruit Flying Squad. Their relentless efforts resulted in the arrest of two men, aged 37 and 44 respectively who were found in possession of dagga to the value of about R 409 740-00 at Low's Creek in the early hours of today, Sunday, 29 August 2021.

According to the report, the members received information about a large volume of dagga stored at a certain house in Low's Creek. They then conducted an Intelligent Driven Operation and upon arrival at the house, they conducted a search where 13 bags starched with dagga was discovered. The dagga was weighing about 273, 16 kilograms. The two suspects were then arrested and charged accordingly. They are due to appear before the Barberton Magistrate's Court tomorrow, Monday, 30 August 2021 for dealing in drugs.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Manamela has considered the arrest as a great success in the fight against drug related activities in the communities.


Colonel Donald Mdhluli


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