Botswana national arrested with eight kilograms of dagga at border


SAPS members nabbed a 35-year-old Botswana national, trying to enter South Africa (SA) with dagga worth R33 600 at the Oshoek border between the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) and SA on Friday afternoon, 14 July 2023 around 15h30.

According to the provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, the arrest came during an Oshoek border police patrol. The police became suspicious when a man, carrying a travelling bag, reportedly tried to enter SA illegally. When searched, four rolls of dagga wrapped in brown masking tape, were found inside the bag.

The suspect is expected to appear in Chief Albert Luthuli Magistrate’s Court today, 17 July 2023.