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Three busted with dagga worth R120 000 after police car chase at Kinkelbos

May 23, 2018
Three busted with dagga worth R120 000 after police car chase at Kinkelbos

Three male suspects driving a silver Opel Corsa were arrested for dealing in dagga by Kinkelbos SAPS members after a high speed car chase on Tuesday.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge, "This followed after Kinkelbos police members spotted a silver Opel Corsa speeding past them at 12:00 on the N2 while the members were performing crime prevention patrols.

"The members chased the vehicle and after managing to pull the vehicle off, found two large bags containing dagga in the vehicle."

The three suspects, aged 29, 31 and 33 years old, were arrested for dealing in dagga.

Captain Beetge said that the total weight of the dagga is more than 60 kilograms and estimated street value of more than R120 000.

Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie, re-emphasised that "criminals transporting their contraband into Nelson Mandela Bay have a good chance to find themselves behind bars, as SAPS have prioritised their focus on the transport of illegal goods, drugs and stolen property and stock along all the major routes into the city."

The suspects will appear before the Alexandria Magistrate's Court on Thursday for dealing in dagga.

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