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R2 million worth of dagga found in two abandoned trailers in Bedford and Adelaide

Feb 18, 2019
R2 million worth of dagga found in two abandoned trailers in Bedford and Adelaide

On Sunday night, during a multidisciplinary operation between several units of the Eastern Cape and the KZN Hawks, two abandoned trailors were seized with 82 bags of dagga in Bedford and Adelaide.

"Earlier in the evening, information was received of several vehicles that would be transporting dagga from the Eastern Cape to Cape Town, through Fort Beaufort," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"However, in the early hours of Monday morning, two trailors were found abandoned in Bedford and Adelaide - each containing 38 and 44 bags of dagga respectively, with a street value of approximately R2 million.

"Moth balls were used to camoflauge the smell."

Fort Beaufort dagga bust commended

She said that no arrests have been made.

Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, applauded the team for the recovery.

"Although no arrests have been made, an enquiry has been opened and forensic investigations will be undertaken," said Gen Ntshinga.

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