In an effort to turn the tide against alleged drug trafficking, members of Rustenburg Flying Squad arrested two suspects, aged 37 and 41 in Mooinooi on Thursday, 17 August 2023, for dealing in drugs.

Acting on information received, the members followed a white truck from Brits Toll Plaza and ultimately stopped and searched it at Bapong Weigh Bridge, close to Mooinooi. Upon the discovery off 64 bags of dagga in the truck, the driver and passenger were arrested immediately.

The street value of the dagga is estimated at R5 million. The suspects are expected to appear in the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 21 August 2023, facing charges of dealing in drugs. One of the suspects is also charged for being illegally in the country.

The Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, applauded the members for their swift response, which resulted in the success. He said that the arrest will certainly send a stern warning that police working together with the community, will ensure that drug peddlers are dealt with effectively.