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Sweet relief for top drug suppliers, see why crime may never end in SA

There are times when the nation is left disgruntled at the way in which criminals are being treated by the authorities. It is a well known fact that criminals are causing unbearable pain and suffering on the law abiding citizens. This leads to the need for drastic measures to be implemented which may include giving harsh sentences to all offenders. However in South Africa, it seems as if the authorities are merely giving criminals a pat on the back.

According to a media statement which was published by the members of the South African Police Services on the 19th of January 2022, criminals were given one of the softest treatments available. Reports state that on the 16th of January 2022 at about 16:00 hours, a team of officers from the Harrismith Highway Patrol arrested three leading suppliers of drugs. They are said to be from Ladysmith and their arrest was carried out on the R74 road which connects Bergvile and Harrismith.

During their routine patrols, the members spotted a suspicious looking silver Toyota Avanza which had Free State registration and a very dark tint. They pulled over the suspects and a search was done which resulted in the discovery of six bags of dagga which were weighing 166 kilogrammes. The loose dagga was in big bags and the police estimated the value of the dagga to be valued at R200 000.

As a result, the members apprehended three occupants of the vehicle and they were handed to the Welkom police for further investigations. The vehicle which was being used to commit the crime as well as the drugs were confiscated and are set to be used as part of the exhibits.

On the 18th of January 2022, the three suspects who are aged between 29 and 30 made an appearance at the Harrismith Magistrate Court. During their appearance, they were granted R500 bail each.

When members of the public heard the news, they were not pleased by the outcome from the courts. Drug dealers are know to be the catalysts of all forms of crime. It has been noted that most of the criminals who are in this country commit crime while being under the influence of drugs.

A sentence which sends a strong message to all drug dealers would have been best as it could be used as a harsh lesson to all those involved in similar crimes.

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