Dagga worth R4m seized on N1

2013-05-23 17:00


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Cape Town - More than R4m worth of dagga has been seized in two separate incidents on the same stretch of the N1 near Lainsburg, Eyewitness News reported on Thursday.

Two suspects were arrested in the drug busts – amongst the biggest ever in the Western Cape.

The first man was arrested when R2.4m worth of dagga was found in his possession at a roadblock last week.

Kenny Africa, Western Cape traffic chief, told EWN the second suspect was arrested on Wednesday.

"Our officers stopped a Mercedes Benz and another motorist was arrested for being in possession of 72 bags of dagga with a street value of over R2m."

Other notable drug busts on the N1 in the Cape include R500 000 worth of dagga seized near Beaufort West earlier this year.

Dagga with a street value of more than R80 000 was seized in March in same area.

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