DJ Snoop held for dagga
MBABANE - Businessman and Deejay Marcus Gebe-tsroither has been arrested for allegedly being found in possession of dagga.
Marcus, popularly known as DJ Snoop, was arrested at the Ngwenya Border Gate while allegedly trying to cross with the dagga to South Africa.
He was arrested with Regan Brent Rudd (29) of Thembelihle and Mbongiseni Dlamini of Msunduza.
They yesterday appeared before Principal Magistrate Nondumiso Simelane.
The police are said to have discovered the dagga during a search of the motor vehicle before arresting Gebet-sroither and his co-accused who also failed to produce a licence allowing the possesion of same when ordered to do so.
The 745 grams of dagga was found hidden inside the car they were travelling in and was seized by the police pending finalisation of the matter.
When their right to legal representation was explained to them they each elected to conduct their own defence.
Gebetsroither and Dlamini entered a plea of not guilty when the charge was read to them while Rudd pleaded guilty.
The three are facing a charge of Contravening Section 8(1) of the Opium and Habit Forming Drug Act in that they were found in possession of dagga without a valid permit or licence warranting them to do so.
Rudd said the dagga that was found inside the vehicle belonged to him.
This lead to Prosecutor Mxolisi Dlamini applying that they be remanded back to custody pending setting of their trial date. "Your worship as the two accused had entered a plea of not guilty the prosecution intends to lead evidence. I humbly apply that the accused be remanded back to custody pending the setting of their trial date," he said.
The accused applied that they be admitted to bail and this was not opposed by the prosecution.
They were each admitted to E500 bail which they managed to pay yesterday. They were, however, warned to attend all remand hearings, avail themselves in court whenever ordered to do so and not to be found to have committed a similar offence.
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