SAPS report - These “dagga belts” were worn by three

SAPS report. On Thursday, 10 October three men were arrested for stock theft by members of the Amsterdam SAPS.

The officers received information regarding unusual activity at a homestead in the Kwathandeka Township. When they followed up on this tip, police officers found two slaughtered cattle inside the house.

Fortunately, the cattle were branded and the owner could be traced. It was concluded that they were reported stolen from Swaziland. The owner of the cattle was contacted and he identified his animals. He also told the police that he was still missing 23 more cattle, but no further progress has been made in locating them.

The three suspects that were arrested are still to appear in court.

On Sunday, 13 October Captain Henn (Operation Commander), members of the Crime Prevention Unit and their commander, Sergeant Mthombeni, held a stop-and-search on the N2-Pongola Road.

During the ope-ration, a combi was stopped and then searched by the officers. Although nothing suspicious could be found in the vehicle, when the three ladies in the vehicle were searched, the officers found plastic belts full of dagga around the waist of each of the ladies.

In total, the dagga weighed 12.54 kilograms, with a street value of R18 810-00. The women were arrested and are to appear in court.