Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

BLOEMFONTEIN – On Friday, 24 September 2021, Trompsburg Highway Police were doing their routine patrols on the N1 between Trompsburg and Edenburg when they spotted a suspicious grey Golf 5 and stopped it. Upon searching the vehicle, nine black bags of dagga were found on the back seat and inside the boot of the vehicle. The two suspects aged 38 and 39 were arrested.

While the police were processing the two suspects at the charge office, a white Polo sedan appeared and the occupants asked for the arresting officer. They allegedly offered the police officer an undisclosed amount of money in exchange for letting the suspects go. The officer refused and instead called for his crew who helped him search the vehicle. Crystal meth and other drugs suspected to be nyaope were found. The three suspects (driver and two occupants) aged 36, 37 and 47 in the Polo were also arrested.

The street value of the confiscated drugs (dagga, crystal meth and nyaope) is just over R900 000. All five suspects will appear in the Edenburg Magistrates Court on Monday, 27 September 2021 for possession of drugs and bribery.

Source: South African Police Service

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