13-year-old student arrested after drugs allegedly distributed at eMalahleni high school
A 13-year-old student at a local high school has been arrested after a huge amount of drugs was reportedly found in his possession.
On Tuesday, October 12, a member of the Witbank Police’s “Adopt a Cop” project received a complaint about a minor allegedly engaged in selling drugs on school grounds.
Sergeant David Ratau immediately visited the school and searched the student’s satchel where he found a pencil case containing 57 bags of dagga.
The boy was arrested for drug trafficking and after his arrest the suspect allegedly admitted to police that he was selling the dagga at R15 a bag to his clients who are school classmates.
The suspect was arrested and returned to the care of his grandparents.
The teenager will appear in Witbank Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 13 October) on charges of drug trafficking.
Brigadier Moses Bolten has warned all eMalahleni scholars that the possession and sale of drugs will not be tolerated in schools.
“Witbank SAPS will continue to visit all schools as part of the ‘Adopt a Cop’ project to ensure a safe and secure environment for all learners,” concluded Brigadier Bolten.
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