A police officer was arrested for attempting to smuggle dagga into the Polokwane Correctional Centre.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the 47-year-old police officer came to fetch inmates who were due to appear in court.
He said then a correctional official on duty caught him attempting to smuggle dagga for an inmate in the centre.
The police were informed and he was then arrested.
“Two packages of dagga weighing 143.99g, were confiscated from the member,” Mojapelo said.
The Provincial Commissioner Lt General Nneke Ledwaba condemned the conduct of the cops in the strongest possible terms.
“Police members are always expected to remain true to their conscience and mandate, and refrain from engaging in criminal activities as the public at large is looking up to them to be in the forefront in crime fighting,” said Ledwaba.
The suspect, who is attached to Mankweng police station as a Court Orderly, will appear in Polokwane magistrate court on Wednesday.