Woman missing since June

Cambridge police are investigating a case of a missing person following the disappearance of a 37-year-old woman who worked at the police station.

DAGGA BUST: A Port Elizabeth man has been arrested for the second time this month after he was once again found in possession of dagga worth more than R1-million Picture: SUPPLIED

Thembakazi Amelia Spayile, a data capturer at the station, was last seen in June when she reported for duty and never again.

According to Cambridge police spokesman Captain Mluleki Mbi, her family and the employer got “very concerned” when she failed to report for duty since June. No one has also been in contact with her since.

Mbi said Cambridge police were now investigating a case of a missing person.

“We request and plead with anyone who has information about her whereabouts or any information that can assist police to find her, to contact the investigating officer Sergeant Lwazi Benya on 083-329-5348 or 086-001-0111.”

  • In a separate matter, a 46-year-old Port Elizabeth man has been arrested for the second time this month after once again being linked to more than R1-million worth of dagga.

He was originally let off the hook after his first arrest a fortnight ago due to lack of evidence.

Port Elizabeth police spokesman Captain Andre Beetge yesterday said that as part of an ongoing clampdown on drugs in the Nelson Mandela Metro, police members from Motherwell Operational Command Centre (OCC) confiscated 21 bags of dagga which were being transported in a white Toyota Quantum panel van this week.

“The arrest and confiscation occurred just after midnight on September 20 in the Zwide area when the vehicle was pulled over by the Motherwell OCC members during a crime prevention operation.

“Members were surprised to find the same suspect who they arrested on September 10 in the Govan Mbeki area which is close to where he was arrested this week.

“In that case, he was arrested for the possession of 26 bags of dagga with an estimated street value of R1.2-million,” said Beetge.

He said the man was released due to lack of evidence then.

In this most recent case, the suspect was found in possession of 21 bags of dagga which weighed in at more than 600kg with an estimated street value of R1.5-million.

The Toyota panel van which the suspect was driving, was also confiscated by the police.

He was due to appear in the New Brighton Magistrate’s Court yesterday, but according to Beetge, his case was not put on the court roll.

“Unfortunately, the suspect has again not appeared in court. The case has been sent back to the police for further investigation,” he said.

  • In another case, Dimbaza police arrested a man for a spate of robberies in the area.

According to police spokeswoman Captain Siphokazi Mawisa, the suspect was arrested after detectives raided his home on Thursday.

“The suspect has been terrorising the area for the past nine months. He was charged with multiple cases of armed robberies.

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