While police officials around the country celebrated National Police Day yesterday, two Mpumalanga police officers were arrested after being found in possession of dagga.
According to the provincial spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, the bust was made by a police intelligence team in Nelspruit on Wednesday morning, Mpumalanga News reported.
The two officers were found in possession of 10kg of dagga with a street value of about R35 000, Mohlala said.
“We condemn such corrupt practices within the police, we cannot afford to have corrupt officials among us,” he added.
Both officers were expected to appear in the Nelspruit Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.
This comes after two police officers arrested for corruption and possession of dagga were granted R2 000 bail each when they appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court in Cape Town last year.
The pair were arrested after they allegedly received a R200 bribe from a suspect they had arrested and hid 20 dagga plants they had seized from the same suspect in Wynberg.
– Caxton News Service