Police net dagga at a school

McKeed Kotlolo

McKeed Kotlolo

Police arrested several pupils and confiscated 495grams of dagga and four Okapi knives yesterday after a principal invited them to search the school for drugs and weapons.

They also held a Rastafarian who was allegedly supplying the pupils so they could sell the dagga to their friends at Osizweni High School in Mpumalanga.

The raid also netted more dagga at the Rasta's home in Embalenhle township near Secunda .

Constable Sibusiso Mbuli of the Evander police said police had found some dagga in a pupil's bag before he took them to a hiding place behind one of the classrooms where more dagga was found.

The teenager then led them to the Rasta's house "where we found six trees of dagga in the back of a shack and more in the shack".

Mbuli said they arrested the man who was found with an open Bible before him. He said police had to restrain parents after the Rasta's arrest because they wanted to assault him for selling drugs to their children.