A Lesotho citizen appeared before the Ladybrand Magistrate Court today.
Sergeant Martin Xuma says Thabiso Muso is facing charges of dealing with dagga after he was caught by the Tweespruit Crime Prevention police on Friday. “Muso was caught on the N8 road between Tweespruit and Thaba Nchu. Sergeant Litabe and his dedicated team members were patrolling when they noticed a brown Voyager car,” he says.
He says the police stopped the car and while busy searching it, they found 20 bags of dagga loaded at the back with the rear seats removed. “During questioning, the suspect told the cops that he was on his way to Thaba Nchu,” says Xuma.
According to Xuma, the Tweespruit Crime Prevention Unit has confiscated about 500 kilograms of dagga and managed to arrest five suspects since the beginning of the year. “The cases are still before court with one already finalised and the accused sentenced to two years imprisonment,” he says.
He says the case of dagga dealing has been postponed to 30 July 2013 for a formal bail application. Xuma says Muso will remain in custody.
“The Tweespruit Station Commander, Captain Anna Mere says this is a warning to dagga smugglers out there that they will be watched like a hawk from the sky,” says Xuma.
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