Three South African police officers were arrested after a woman complained that they had stolen her marijuana, the South African Press Association reported on Monday.
Police said the 37-year-old woman came to a police station in a Pretoria township to complain about the missing drugs.
“She alleged that the suspects were police officials of which one of them was known to her and was spotted by a witness taking the marijuana from the woman’s shack,” Sapa quoted an inspector as saying.
The police officers denied any knowledge of the drugs when questioned, but 60kg of marijuana, worth about R60 000, was found at the home of one of them.
Police said they had arrested three officials on charges of defeating the ends of justice, corruption and drug possession.
The woman who complained was also charged with drug dealing. – Reuters