R500 000 dagga seized during a joint operation on the N17 road

ELUKWATINI – The suspects appeared before Eestehoek Magistrate’s Court on charges of dealing in dagga.

Two occupants of a silver grey Toyota, Mr John Joel Mlokozi (29) a Tanzanian national and Mr Michael Kamau Gakunga (33) a Kenyan national were found in possession of 12 bags of compressed dagga weighing 176,58 kg, worth an estimated street value of R535 500.

The suspects were then arrested and their vehicle seized. The operation also resulted in the arrest of two Swazi nationals on separate occasions.

Also read: Couple arrested for dagga possession

Mr Sicelo Mazibuko (25) was arrested by the Hartebeeskop police on the same road. He was found in possession of 39,957 kg compressed dagga sealed in five vacuumbags as well as three maize bags worth an estimated street value of R8 280.

In another incident, a 32-year-old Swazi man, Mr Lucky Dlamini was arrested on the same day after being found in possession of 1,66 kg dagga worth an estimated street value of R414.

Elukwatini station commander, Col Mfundisi Makamu applauded the efforts of the police in combating dagga in the area. “Unity is strength.If we continue to work in this fashion, I believe the operations of drug dealers will always miscarry and go south”, he said.

Also read: Four suspects arrested for possession of dagga

Thobile Mlangeni

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