Dagga worth R12.8 Million seized in the Eastern Cape


Dagga worth R12.8 Million seized in the Eastern Cape
Eastern Cape: Dagga worth 12.8 million seized by SAPS. Photo SAPS.

EASTERN CAPE – A successful multidisciplinary South African Police Service (SAPS) Operation made the confiscation of 57 bags of dagga (cannabis) and the arrest of a 32-year-old suspect possible.

The combined forces included the Aliwal North and Queenstown units from Crime Intelligence, K9 (dog unit) and members from the Clusters’ operational command centres, who followed up on positive information on Sunday, 4 August 2019 at 20:00 on the R56 road between Dordrecht and Molteno.

A white Toyota Quantum with a trailer was stopped and searched and 57 bags of dagga with a weight of 512,12kg and an estimated street value of R12 800 000-00 was confiscated and the suspect arrested for dealing in dagga. He appeared in the Dordrecht magistrate’s court today.

It is alleged that the ‘skunk’ dagga, as it is also known because of its high value, was loaded at Lusikisiki and on the way to the Western Cape. Aliwal North, Queenstown and Elliot Cluster Commanders celebrated the success and commended the combined forces on the drug bust.

Members worked together across Cluster boundaries and each contributed with their own unit’s expertise to make the success possible and to reach the goal of fighting crime.

The message is clear, small towns cannot be used as a means to transport dagga as that will not be tolerated by committed and dedicated members of the SAPS.

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