Men busted in Grahamstown with dagga worth R1 million destined for PE

AUGUST 19, 2016

Two men are expected to appear in the Grahamstown Magistrates' Court soon after they were busted on Thursday night by local police with an estimated R1 million worth of dagga.

"Last night, at approximately 18:30, members of the Grahamstown Highway Patrol were conducting a vehicle check point on the N2.

"They stopped an Opel Corsa bakkie that was travelling from Mthatha towards Port Elizabeth," police said.

"Upon searching the bakkie, which had two male occupants, aged 24 and 35, they discovered compressed dagga packed in huge bags stacked in the back of the vehicle and behind the seats."

A total of 23 bags with a street value of approximately R1 million were seized.

The bust follows a similar one on Sunday, when Eastern Cape Provice Traffic officers based in Grahamstown discovered drugs worth over R370 000 in luggage on a bus during Visible Community Policing effort on the N2 Highway.