Parow police officers allegedly took money from “dagga” suspects and and stole evidence.
There is no information relating to the crimes available at the moment. However it would be wise not to rule out that these officers may have taken bribes from daggafarians and others.
Generally many police officers may feel that dagga is a petty crime. They then may use unjust dagga laws for self gain by taking money from users, dagga peddlers and also confiscate their dagga supply to resell to their designated and protected dealers whom they receive kick-back from.
Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer said earlier today, “I think what’s important is the details of the investigation which we cannot discuss now because we’re still busy following up on some information to finalise the investigation. The members haven’t appeared in court yet.”
We will keep you posted as more information is made available.