Vehicle transporting dagga intercepted

2017-01-19 06:01
After making the arrests (back) Anthony Apostolides, Armand van Reenen from Maser Security, and (front) Warrant Officers Patrick Malangeni and Johan Terreblance (K9 unit).                                          PHOTOS: supplied

After making the arrests (back) Anthony Apostolides, Armand van Reenen from Maser Security, and (front) Warrant Officers Patrick Malangeni and Johan Terreblance (K9 unit). PHOTOS: supplied

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A VEHICLE transporting a large amount of dagga was intercepted by police in Port Shepstone on Saturday morning.

The car with four occupants is believed to have been on its way to Durban from the Eastern­ Cape.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said that morning members from the Port Shepstone 10111 call centre response unit, assisted Warrant Officer Abraham Sonnekus from the Organised Crime Unit in Port Shepstone to make the arrests.

“The officers were joined by two people from a local security company as well as members from the Port Shepstone K9 unit who stopped the vehicle on the R102 in Port Shepstone. “Four occupants, three females and one male, all in their thirties, were arrested as the vehicle was loaded with numerous parcels containing dagga,” said Wiid. She said the dagga weighed 144kg with a street value of R400 000. The suspects appeared in Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court on Monday facing a charge of dealing in dagga. Wiid said the case was remanded to 24 January for a bail hearing.

Port Shepstone SAPS station commander Brigadier Sandra Nala commended the members for making the arrest and recovering the drugs.

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