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Three suspects aged between 24 and 63 were arrested on 05 April, for dealing in dagga at Stafford Village near Nerston Border Post. 

Police in Nerston Port of Entry was reportedly doing their normal patrol duties when they spotted a red Hyundai SUV with three occupants inside. They stopped the vehicle; it had Mpumalanga registration number plates and conducted a search. Upon searching they found three compressed rolls of dagga that weighed 50,29 kilograms with an estimated street value of about R211 218-00 in the boot. The suspects were all arrested and charged with dealing in dagga. One of them is a foreign national from the Kingdom of Eswatini and he had no proper documentation to be in South Africa. The police are working now in collaboration with officials from the Department of Home Affairs and the suspect is facing an additional charge of contravention of the Immigration Act.

The three appeared in the Piet Retief Magistrate’s Court, on the sixth of April facing the said charges.

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