Dagga arrest

Traffic officers confiscated five parcels of dagga from a vehicle in Brackenfell.

Reckless driving proved to be the undoing of three men when traffic cops caught them with a bag of dagga, in Brackenfell, on Thursday March 30.

A City statement said two traffic officers patrolling Okavango Drive spotted the driver of a green
Kia Shuma making an illegal U-turn.

The officers pulled the car over, and, while one of them was questioning the driver, his partner noticed that the two passengers looked nervous.

He asked the passenger in the back seat to step out of the vehicle and, while searching him, spotted a tog bag on the seat.

When he asked what was in the bag, the man was tight-lipped. A search revealed five large parcels of dagga, each weighing 5,4kg.

The men, aged 19, 31 and 37, were arrested and detained at the Brackenfell police station.

Also in Brackenfell, provincial traffic officers arrested two motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol on Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1.

One of the men arrested had the highest breath alcohol reading, among the 1 113 arrests for this offence in the province.

His level was tested at 0.99mg of alcohol/1 000ml of breath, which is more than four times the legal limit of 0.24 mg/1 000ml.