The police said an Upington man was arrested for the illegal possession of protected flora.
AN UPINGTON taxi driver was arrested for the possession of protected plants.
According to police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock, the police spotted a suspicious-looking taxi with a trailer filled with bags.
“The vigilance of Sergeant Riet and Constable Hans from the Upington Magistrate’s Court netted a male taxi driver for illegal possession of protected plants on Friday,” said Kock.
“The policemen spotted a suspicious-looking taxi with a trailer filled with bags and immediately stopped and searched it. The passengers confirmed that the bags belonged to the driver, hence he was arrested by the SAPS.”
Kock said that the suspect will appear in the Upington Magistrates’ Court soon on charges of illegal possession of protected flora.