Two suspects in court for dagga valued at R158 400 in George

Two suspects in court for dagga valued at R158 400 in George. Photo: SAPS
Two suspects in court for dagga valued at R158 400 in George. Photo: SAPS

Joint efforts by Law Enforcement agencies to ensure that offenders are brought to book when threatening the safety of our communities, are still yielding good successes following the arrest of two Thembalethu residents who were found in possession of dagga to the estimated value of about R158 400.00, yesterday. The two, aged 33 and 34 face charges of dealing in drugs.

During the early hours of yesterday, Wednesday, 19 April 2017, members attached to our VIS Unit and Provincial Traffic conducted routine vehicle checkpoint searches on the N9 between Uniondale and Willowmore when they spotted a suspicious Mercedes Benz vehicle under suspicious circumstances. They stopped the vehicle with two occupants and with the search that ensued they found a bag filled with dagga in the vehicle. Clues inside the vehicle urged the members to expand the search further along the route. This extended search led to the discovery of six more bags with dagga that was dropped off at the point where they made an U-turn, together with some personal belongings of the two suspects.

The 79.2kg dagga and their vehicle were confiscated.

The two suspects appeared in the George Magistrate’s Court today and the case was remanded until 26 April 2017 pending further investigation.

Western Cape police management commended the members involved in this joint attempt to bring the culprits to book and thus protecting the safety of our communities. We believe that the dagga was destined for distribution in the Southern Cape.

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