Cops make R5m dagga bust in PE

2012-07-23 19:41
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Johannesburg - Eastern Cape police seized dagga worth over R5m on Monday while searching a bus on the N2 in Kinkelbos, near Port Elizabeth.

Police found 71 bags of dagga in a white Mercedes Benz delivery bus during a routine check, Captain Andre Beetge said.

"The bags weighed about 50kg each, making the total weight of dagga about 3.5 tons."

The 34-year-old bus driver was arrested and charged with dealing in dagga.

He was expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court soon.

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