The Springbok SAPS have made a significant dent in the endangered plants and dagga trade.
On 22 November 2023 at approximately 19:00, police followed up on information and pounced on a truck driver and his crew and confiscated endangered plants and dagga worth about R700 000-00.
Reservist WO Happie van Wyk and Cst Collin Jabulani stopped and searched the truck on the N7 road outside Springbok.
The police confiscated endangered plants worth about R450 000-00 and dagga worth approximately R250 000-00 from the delivery truck.
The two male suspects aged 43 and 46 respectively were charged for illegal possession of endangered plants and dagga and will appear in the Springbok Magistrates’ Court soon.
The Namakwa District Commissioner, Brig Schalk Andrews commended the members of Springbok SAPS for their vigilance and swift reaction that ensured the arrest of the two suspects and also thanked the community for their assistance in this regard.