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Cops responsible for R350 000 dagga bust this week make another R2 million seizure

Feb 2, 2018
Cops responsible for R350 000 dagga bust this week make another R2 million seizure

Drug cartels operating in the Nelson Mandela Bay area have once again been dealt a major blow after Kinklebos police seized 42 bales of compressed dagga worth millions of rands.

According to police information, on Thursday, at about 22:50,Kinklebos visible policing members were patrolling on the N2 when they spotted a suspicious minibus passing them.

"The members followed the vehicle and stopped it on the N2 bridge near Swartskops, Port Elizabeth," said police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

"The driver was questioned and admitted to transporting the bales of dagga to Port Elizabeth.

"The total weight of the dagga is 1 040kg’s and the estimated street value is R2,562,500." 

She said that the 24-year-old was arrested and detained on a charge of dealing in dagga.

He will appear in the Paterson Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The two arresting officers, Const Andile Mathole and Const Ayanda Burwana, were responsible for another major dagga bust on Wednesday.

"Two suspects were arrested in Colchester after a high speed chase. The vehicle collided into a stationary truck on the N2.  Three large bales of dagga were found in the VW Golf. Total weight was 115kg’s and estimated street value is R350 000," said Col Naidu.

The Cluster Commander for Motherwell, Maj Gen Dawie Rabie commended the members for following up on their suspicious instincts which resulted in the arrests.

"There is no place for drug dens in the  Eastern Cape  and we will continue in our efforts in the battle against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

"Firearms and drugs are known to be the biggest crime generators within the communities therefore we will be resolute in fighting the scourge of illicit sale of drugs.  The prevalence of drugs  in the communities is a concern and we will not rest until these drug pedlars/traffickers are arrested and their trade crippled permanently," commented Maj Gen Dawie Rabie.  






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