877 bags of dagga confiscated

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MASERU — The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) confiscated 877 bags of dagga during a nationwide operation last week.

During the operation 776 bags of dagga were found in Berea alone while the remaining bags were found in other districts.

Police public relations officer, Inspector Phello Mphana, said the police also found illegal firearms and livestock during the operation.

“More than 30 people have been arrested in connection with the possession of dagga and they were charged.”

Four of the suspects from Quthing appeared in court this week.

They included three women and one man. They were charged with illegal possession of dagga.

The three women were fined M1 000 or one year imprisonment while the man was fined M100 or one month imprisonment.

Mphana said police confiscated 12 firearms, 46 sheep and 43 cows during the raids in the districts.

“The stock is currently kept in different police cattle ponds.”

Meanwhile the police say they have recovered 112 cattle out of the 171 that had been stolen from Moremoholo area in Mokhotlong by Kwazulu-Natal residents in South Africa

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