Police crack down on dagga distribution network

Johannesburg – The three suspects arrested for possession of dagga, with a street value of about R500 000, will appear in the Jeppe Magistrate’s Court today.

The Hawks’ Organised Crime Unit intercepted a dagga distribution network when they arrested three suspects for possession of dagga in the West Rand on Tuesday night.

The suspects, two females aged 38 and 36 and a man aged 32, were caught while driving down Main Reef Road in Denver, in a minibus.

“Ten bags of dagga that had been hidden under the vehicle’s seats were discovered. Dagga weighing approximately 14kg, worth an estimated street value of R500 000, was seized,” Hawks spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko said on Wednesday.

At the time of the arrest, Ramaloko said the suspects were on their way to deliver the drugs at a local hostel.

“All the bags that had been seized had name tags believed to be those of their customers.”

The police are investigating the possibility that the suspects may be part of a syndicate dealing in dagga between Swaziland and South Africa.

All three suspects will appear in court on charges of dealing in and possession of dagga.

Meanwhile, the Jozi FM radio DJ suspected of murdering his girlfriend is also scheduled to appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court in Soweto this morning.

The DJ, popularly known as Donald Sebolai, was nabbed by police in Dube on Wednesday after being on the run for over a week.

The presenter is accused of stabbing his girlfriend several times in a flat in Jabulani, Soweto, last Sunday.

He apparently phoned the woman’s friend and confessed to killing her, police said at the time.