Scottburgh SAPS arrest drug and liquor dealers

The recently graduated constables from the SAPS academy with the counterfeit cigarettes, dagga and liquor that was seized.

Scottburgh SAPS Task Team and the Umzinto K9 unit recently led a ‘clean-up’ operation in the Nkomba area  near Sezela.

Several arrests were made in connection with drug and liquor dealing.

The first was Themba Mthetwa (37) who was in possession of dagga in a plastic bank packet.

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Policemen then went on to search the homestead of a 41-year-old woman, Thandi Jiji, where they came across 38 slopes of dagga wrapped in plastic, which were seized as exhibits and the woman was arrested.

The third homestead was that of Bheki Myende (47) who was dealing in liquor and was also found in possession of 102 grams of dagga.

The policemen then went on to seize 40 cartons of illicit cigarettes and 10 crates of liquor.

All those arrested appeared in the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court on January 26.

“For most of the policemen, this was the first real-life operation that they had carried out as they were the graduates who passed out of the SAPS Training Academy in December,” said Scottburgh communications officer, Captain Vincent Pandarum.

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“Working under the guidance of more experienced senior members, the new constables loved the action and were full of enthusiasm. They also made a positive impact on crime while they were training.”

The Scottburgh SAPS are also congratulated for arresting Clayton Millar (45), who was wanted for the alleged theft of property to the value of R800 000 in Cape Town. He was apparently in hiding in Scottburgh.


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Vanisha Moodley

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