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60-year-old among suspects busted with dagga worth R2 million

Nov 8, 2018
60-year-old among suspects busted with dagga worth R2 million

A Joint Operation by members of Port Elizabeth Flying Squad, Uitenhage K9, SAPS Seven Fountains and the Grahamstown Highway Patrol, resulted in the arrest of six suspects, aged between 35 and 60, on Wednesday for dealing in dagga.

"It is alleged that at approximately 07:00 on Wednesday morning, the K9 team of Warrant Officer Jacques Adlem and Sgt Melisa Adlem acted on information of narcotics being transported.

"They located a Nissan Quantum, as well as the lead vehicle, a VW Polo, next to the N2, close to Seven Fountains.

"Upon searching the vehicle, they discovered 46 large bags of dagga, weighing 980 kg with an estimated street value nearly R2 million."

All the six suspects were immediately arrested.

"At this stage it is unknown where the dagga is from as well as its destination."

The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, has commended the members involved in the operation.

"This dagga bust is one of the biggest busts in the province. When we launched the Safer Festive Season Operations 2018/19 in Motherwell last Friday, we committed in ensuring that the proliferation of drugs will be dealt with harshly. This bust is the result of that commitment," she said.

The suspects face charges of dealing in dagga and will appear in the Grahamstown Magistrate's Court soon.

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