A 40-year-old man is appearing at the Louwsburg Magistrate’s Court on 17 September 2020, for possession of dagga. His arrest came after an operation that was conducted on the afternoon of 16 September 2020, at 13:00, by police officers from Louwsburg SAPS.
The police officers were conducting stop and search operations along the R69 Road in Louwsburg when they pulled over a minibus taxi. Upon searching the vehicle, the police discovered 58 bags of dagga loaded inside the taxi and in-between the seats. Upon questioning the driver, it was established that the dagga originates from Bergville and was being transported to a neighbouring country. The recovered dagga is estimated to be valued at R2,5 million.
“This arrest is evident that we are closing all nets on drug peddlers. Police officers in the province will continue with these operations to combat the smuggling of drugs and other contraband,” said the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.
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