Police arrested three suspects who attempted to bribe a police officer in alternate for releasing their alleged drug dealer accomplices who had been arrested for the duration of a routine patrol in the Free Tell at the weekend.
Freestate SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Motantsi Makhele, mentioned that the police had arrested the three suspects after they drove to the police space and allegedly attempted to bribe the arresting police officer. As an different, police officers searched their automobile, recovered extra drugs and arrested the three males.
Makhele mentioned that Trompsburg motorway police had firstly arrested two suspects whereas they were engaged in routine patrols on the N1 dinky-access motorway on Friday morning.
“Trompsburg Motorway Police were doing their routine patrols on the N1 between Trompsburg and Edenburg after they seen a suspicious grey Golf 5 and stopped it. Upon procuring the automobile, 9 dark baggage of dagga were came upon on the attend seat and contained in the boot. The two suspects former 38 and 39 who are every foreign nationals were arrested,” Makhele mentioned.
“Whereas the police were processing the two suspects at the designate office, a white Polo sedan seemed and the occupants requested for the arresting officer. They allegedly offered the police officer an undisclosed quantity of money in alternate for letting the suspects roam,” Makhele mentioned.
“The officer refused and as an different known as for his crew who helped him search the automobile. Crystal meth and diversified drugs suspected to be Nyaope were came upon,” he mentioned.
The officers arrested the three suspects who are former 36, 37 and 47.
“The avenue designate of the confiscated drugs (dagga, crystal meth and nyaope) is dazzling over R900 000,” Makhele mentioned.
All five suspects are anticipated to appear in the Edenburg Magistrates’ Court docket in the Free Tell on Monday 27 September where they will face prices of possession of drugs and bribery.