Ongoing efforts to stop the illegal drug trade in the Province continue to produce good results. Members of Brackenfell SAPS were conducting routine patrols at Viben Avenue in Brackenfell on Wednesday 4 December 2019, at about 20:40 when they spotted a big truck and three suspicious vehicles, two Suzukis and an Avanza, parked in a cul de sac.
The boot of one vehicle was open and bags were being loaded into it. When the unknown men saw the police vehicle they ran in all directions and one vehicle sped away. Three suspects were arrested on the scene by the members.
Further investigations revealed the bags contained dagga. Members confiscated a total of 52 bags of dagga with an estimated weight of 640 kilograms.
Two vehicles that had been abandoned on the scene were also seized, and one of the vehicles was discovered to have been reported stolen during a hijacking earlier this month in Khayelitsha. The dagga and vehicles were handed in as exhibits.
The three suspects aged 26, 29 and 32 are expected to make a court appearance in the Kuilsrivier Magistrate’s Court on Friday 6 December 2019, on charges of dealing in drugs and for possession of a hijacked vehicle.
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