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Eastern Cape police seize R2.2 million in dagga

PORT ELIZABETH, September 12 – Eastern Cape police have arrested two suspects after police seized dagga worth a combined estimated of R2,2 million in separate incidents.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Namhla Mdleleni, in the first incident, public order police arrested a 35-year-old man on Tuesday morning.

Mdleleni said that members were patrolling along the N6 and spotted a Toyota with CA registration plates.

Upon searching the vehicle police discovered 26 bags of dagga valued at more than R1 million.
The suspect was travelling from Ntabankulu to Cape Town.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Queenstown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of possession of dagga.

In a separate incident on Monday, Port Elizabeth police arrested a 46-year-old man who was found in possession of dagga valued at R1.2 million.

Police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge, said a combined operation was conducted by the Motherwell Operational Command Centre, Crime Intelligence, Flying Squad and the K9 Unit.

“Intelligence gathered lead the operation to Govan Mbeki, Kwadwesi, where a white Mazda Drifter bakkie was found and searched.

“The 26 bags of dagga, with a weight of almost 500 kilograms and with an estimated street value of R1.2 million was confiscated on the bakkie,” said Beetge.

The suspect was due to appear in court on Tuesday and faces a charge of dealing in dagga.


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