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3 Jan 2017
4:01 pm

Drugs found in food intended for prisoner

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Police also discovered the biscuits were laced with dagga leaves.

Photo: Sergeant Zama Sikhakhana.

A 20-year-old woman in KwaZulu-Natal is expected to appear in the Port Shepstone Magistrates’ Court for possession of dagga.

Food with drugs.

On New Year’s Day, 1 January 2017 the suspect arrived at the Port Shepstone police station to bring food to a 30-year-old man who was in custody for possession of dagga.

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“The visitor requested to hand over a container and a plastic bag with food to the prisoner. The members who were on duty smelled a rat and started searching the cooked stew in the ice cream container. On searching, the members found three parcels of dagga which were wrapped in plastic hidden inside the stew. Upon further scrutinising a plastic bag filled with biscuits, the members discovered that the biscuits were laced with dagga leaves. The suspect was arrested and detained,” KwaZulu-Natal acting provincial commander Lt Colonel Thulani Zwane said.

KZN acting provincial commander Major General Bheki Langa applauded the arrest and recovery of the dagga.

“We want to warn those who come to police stations to visit their relatives that they must not bring food or parcels with any drugs or sharp instruments. We will make sure that food and any other items brought to the police cells will be searched, he said.

– Caxton News Service

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