Nerston Police Respond to Tip-Off. Capt. Fourie, from the Nerston Border Police received a tip-off from a community member on Thursday, the 16th of February and immediately launched an investigation.
It was persumed that an unknown individual with a Nissan Bluebird (a vehicle registered in Swaziland) was loading dagga near the borderline at Stafford. Capt. Fourie, accompanied by Const. J.A. Mwela, drove to the area where the alleged crime was being committed.
Upon arrival, the police officers came across the mentioned vehicle travelling towards the tar road and they stopped the suspect. The driver was apprehended and the vehicle taken to the Nerston Police office where it could have been searched properly.
The officers found 30 rolls of dagga, wrapped in box tape and hidden in different places of the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and the vehicle confiscated because it was used to commit a crime. A whopping 7.05 kg dry dagga, with a street value of R10 757-00 was confiscated and the Nissan Bluebird, to the value of R60 000-00 was also seized.
During questioning, it came to light that the suspect was an illegal immigrant in South Africa. He will therefore also appear in court for entering South Africa illegally. The suspect was detained at the Amsterdam SAPS. The dagga and the vehicle was handed over to the Amsterdam SAP13. The suspect appeared in the Amsterdam court on Friday, the 17th of February and further feedback is pending.