A 20-years-old woman will appear soon at the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court for trying to smuggle dagga into the police station.
BuzzSouthAfrica learned from the police that the woman was nabbed after she tried to push wraps of dagga to a prisoner at Port Shepstone police station on January 1. The man was reportedly detained for possessing dagga.
The 20-year-old’s game became over after she walked up to some officers on duty and requested to hand the food to the prisoner. Immediately she stepped out to hand over the food, the suspicions of officers were raised by the aromas emanating from the container.
When they searched the container, which contained some stew, they found three parcels of dagga wrapped in plastic hidden inside the stew.
Police spokesman Lt Colonel Thulani Zwane added that “Upon further scrutinising a plastic bag which was filled with biscuits, the officers discovered that the biscuits were laced with dagga leaves.”
She was arrested at this point and subsequently detained.
Meanwhile, the South African Police Service (SAPS) last week harvested 2607 Limpopo criminals.
The operations, as gathered encompassed twenty-four-hour roadblocks, stop and searches, raiding of wanted suspects and illegal liquor outlets, increased Police visibility in all the shopping malls, all Ports of Entries and all Crime invested areas.
The operation yielded fruits as “2607 suspects were arrested for various offences ranging from murder, housebreaking and theft, house robberies, rape, theft, fraud, public drinking, contravention of road traffic act to possession of drugs, stolen motor vehicles and unlicensed firearms and ammunition.”
The police also recovered the following ammunition from the hoodlums, 26 firearms, 02 rifles, 02 AK 47 and 88 ammunition, 21 stolen cars, 52 cellphones, 08 TVs. 21 computers, 09 Laptops, drugs; Nyaope, Crystal myth and Cat-valued around R192 310,00.
Same last week, three traffic cops were arrested for allegedly taking bribes in Brits, North West province. Hawk’s Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said the North West provincial traffic officers, aged between 31 and 50, were nabbed after the Hawks conducted an anti-corruption awareness campaign in Brits.