Three foreign nationals were due to appear in the Nkomazi Magistrate’s Court on Monday after they were found in possession of 55kg dagga in the Tonga area and arrested.
Three Botswana nationals were arrested when the Tonga SAPS found them in possession of 55kg dagga on Thursday night, April 20.
According to a provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, the Tonga SAPS were busy with patrolling duties when they spotted a white Toyota Grande with Botswana number plates in Block C near Tonga.
He said they stopped the vehicle, which had three men aged between 33 and 46, and conducted a search of the car.
Mohlala said the police could smell dagga, but could not locate it. The vehicle was taken to the police station for further investigation, and over 408 rolls of dagga weighing in at 55kg were found stashed in the door panels. Mohlala said all three suspects were arrested and the vehicle was impounded for further investigation.
“According to information at the police’s disposal, the consignment was destined to Botswana,” he said. The men are were expected to appear in the Nkomazi Magistrate’s Court on Monday April 24 for dealing in dagga.