Cape Town SAPS Member Caught With Drugs Worth Over R200,000

Cape Town SAPS Member Caught With Drugs Worth Over R200,000

  • A member of the South African Police Service was arrested after he was caught with more than R200K worth of drugs in his possession
  • The officer was on his way to another location in the Western Cape when the cops stopped him and nabbed him
  • South Africans are furious that the law enforcement officers of this country are becoming more lawless and criminal

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

The South African Police Service arrested a cop in the Western Cape after drugs were found on him
Mzansi was angry at a cop who was arrested for allegedly dealing drugs. Images: Caspar Benson and JGI/Jamie Grill
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WESTERN CAPE - A South African Police Service officer stationed at the Diep River police station in Cape Town was arrested after an assortment of drugs was found in his possession. South Africans are livid that a cop was found committing such a crime.

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Western Cape cop found with drugs

According to IOL, the arrest took place on 2 March 2024 when the police were tipped off in the early hours of the morning of a taxi that was transporting illegal firearms. The cops pounced on the vehicle on the N1 at Beaufort West. When the police stopped him, they found over 2 600 mandrax tablets worth over R226,000. The officer was charged and is expected to appear in court soon.

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South Africans angry at the police officer

On Facebook, netizens are livid about the officer's conduct.

Faried Williams said:

"Do we still have a police force? Or thieves dumped into a blue uniform, given a gun and let loose?"

Velocity Meme said:

"There are more drug dealers who are still in uniform."

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Seeletse Wa Motlase said:

"This mass recruitment without proper vetting will not assist at all."

Leon Van Breda said:

"Police are so blind."

SAPS officer among those arrested in kidnapping syndicate

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a member of the South African Police Service was among those arrested for being involved in a kidnapping syndicate.

The officer and his accomplices kidnapped Portuguese businessmen from Johannesburg and held them for ransom. South Africans are angry that the police officer was involved in such a heinous crime.

Source: Briefly News

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