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20 Jun 2015
11:23 am

Two Lesotho nationals arrested for dagga possession


Two Lesotho nationals were expected to make a formal bid for bail next week after being arrested with over 73 kilograms of dagga worth just over R100,000 at the Peka border post, Free State police said.

Several bags of dagga confiscated. Image supplied.

Relebohile Moses Moejane, 28, and Khotso Justice Mantsi, 24, were arrested on Thursday and made a brief appearance in the Ficksburg Magistrates’ Court on Friday on drug dealing charges.

“The suspects hid 80 small packets of dagga by fastening them under the chassis with a binding wire,” police said.

“The case was postponed to the 24 June 2015 for formal bail application. They are remanded in custody.”

In another incident, a 29-year-old man was found in possession of dagga in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, estimated to have a street value of R75 000.

Pinetown police communications officer Constable Phindile Radebe said an intelligence-driven operation by Chatsworth Crime Intelligence Unit had led to the arrest of a man on charges of possession of dagga, Highway Mail reported.

Police had received information about the dagga and had proceeded to an address in Union Lane.

“They searched the premises, and ‘skunk’ dagga with the street value of approximately R75 000, as well as R4 700 cash, was found,” said Radebe.

Read more: KZN Man arrest for possession of dagga worth R75 000