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Police seize more than R4.7 Million worth of dagga and arrest two suspects near Oshoek Ports of Entry

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

NELSPRUIT - The SAPS members from Border Policing made a major breakthrough by arresting two suspects, aged 33 and 34, after being found in possession of more than R4.7 Million worth of dagga near Oshoek Ports of Entry on Monday, 22 April 2024.

According to a report, members of the SAPS were doing routine patrol duties near Redhill-off ramp when they spotted a white Toyota Hilux, branded with a certain Courier company logo. Upon stopping this vehicle, they conducted a thorough search and it was during this time when the astute members discovered large wrapped packages, loaded with 1,133 kg's of dagga at the back of the bakkie. The estimated street value of the dagga is at about R4, 758, 600, 00.

It was also during this period when the two male suspects were apprehended and charged for dealing in dagga.

The suspects appeared in Elukwatini Magistrate’s Court yesterday, 22 April 2024 and the case was postponed to 29 April 2024 for formal bail application. They have been identified as Oupa Simon Mohape (33) and Siyabonga Eric Sine (34).

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, has observed with much appreciation, the exceptional work done by the members. "We are indeed encouraged by the vigilance displayed by our members at the border. They really work with diligence in dealing with Cross-Border-Crime," said the General.


Colonel Donald Mdhluli
082 608 6540

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