R200k worth of dagga recovered, N1 Laingsburg

South African Police Service

R200k worth of dagga recovered, N1 Laingsburg
R200k worth of dagga recovered, N1 Laingsburg

The proliferation and eradication of Drugs remain high priority in the Western Cape, especially with the strategic deployment of members on our main entry and exit routes, again yielded excellent result.

This was evident when members attached to the Provincial Rural Flying squad confiscated bags of dagga weighing more than 24 kg that is worth approximately R200 000.00 along the N1 on Wednesday, 14 July 2021.

At about 04:45, members whilst conducting stop and search and crime prevention patrols on the N1, pulled over a Nissan Micra with two occupants’ en-route to Cape Town.

The occupants then indicated that they were on their way to attend a funeral in Cape Town. However, later the same day at about 11:50 the members spotted the same vehicle with the two occupants passing them, travelling in the opposite direction from Laingsburg towards Beaufort-West.

Members gave chase but the driver of the Micra sped off in an attempt to evade being pulled over.

Members managed to pull over the vehicle approximately 60 km further and upon searching found two suitcases with bags concealing dagga in the boot of the vehicle. The two were arrested on the spot and the dagga with an estimated value of R200 000.00 was confiscated.

The two suspects, aged 38 and 24 respectively, are scheduled to appear in the Laingsburg Magistrates’ court on Monday, 19 July 2021 once they had been charged with dealing alternatively Possession of drugs (Dagga).

Provincial Police management in the Western Cape has lauded the members of the Rural Flying Squad for their valiant efforts to root out and eradicate the proliferation of drugs along our main entry and exit routes.

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