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PE man arrested twice in 10 days with dagga worth a combined R2.7 million

By Afikile Lugunya - Sep 20, 2017
PE man arrested twice in 10 days with dagga worth a combined R2.7 million

A 46-year-old Port Elizabeth man is again expected in court on Thursday after he was arrested for the second time in jsut ten days by Motherwell police in possession of 21 bags of dagga worth R1.5 million.

According to police spokesman, Captain Andre Beetge, “The police members stopped the suspect driving a panelvan loaded with 21 bags of dagga weighing more than 600 kilograms and estimated street value of almost R1.5 million.

“The Toyota panelvan with estimated value of R400 000 was also confiscated.

“This happened after the vehicle was pulled off during a crime prevention operation conducted by the OCC members in the Zwide area at 00:30 on Wednesday."

Captain Beetge said that police officers were, however, surprised to find that it was the same suspect, who was arrested earlier this month on the 10th of September in the Govan Mbeki area in possession of 26 bags of dagga worth 1.2 million.

“The 46-year-old suspect was released after his first arrest due to lack of evidence, but on this case of this morning, he will have to face the charge of dealing in dagga at the New Brighton Magistrate's Court on Thursday,” Captain Beetge said.

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