Drug couriers in court

A boot full of marijuana. (Photo: Dex Sibiya)


Dex Sibiya

THE 35-year-old man who was caught with 194kg of dagga at the Nkomazi Tollgate earlier this month has appeared in the  Lows Creek magistrate court.

During a stop and search operation, police pulled over the VW Polo with tinted windows and found the stash of marijuana which the suspect claimed was not his. The luggage in which the dagga was found, according to him, belonged to a lady who simply asked him to transport it from Naas in Nkomazi to Middelburg.

He told police he had been traveling from his home in Dludluma to work when  two women requested him to assist them with transporting the luggage. The parcels were marked for different destinations – Middelburg, Witbank and Pretoria.

This comes after another recent  arrest of Alex Zuma (34) and Prudence Mkhabela (42), also at Nkomazi tollgate on the same day as the first suspect. According to SAPS, Zuma and Mkhabela were traveling in an high performance Mercedes Benz and were en route to Pietermaritzburg. They had 32kg of dagga with them

The pair appeared in the Barberton Magistrate’s Court on the same date and both were granted R1000 bail until their next court appearance next month.