Dagga worth R500k seized in Eastern Cape

2012-01-11 13:00
Grahamstown - Five men have been arrested for possession of dagga with an estimated street value of R500 000 in Fort Brown, near Grahamstown, Eastern Cape police said on Wednesday.

Captain Mali Govender said the five were arrested on Tuesday, when 27 bags of dagga were found in a bakkie.

She said police stopped a white Volkswagen Polo with four occupants at a road block on the R67 road.

A traffic officer overheard one of the occupants telling someone on a cellphone: "You must not come through". When she looked up, she noticed a bakkie pulling over on the side of the road.

The bakkie made a U-turn and police gave chase, but were unable to find it. On their way back to the roadblock they noticed a man standing alongside the road.

"They stopped and questioned the man who could not give a good account of what he was doing in the area, nor where he lives in the area."

They later found an abandoned blue Isuzu bakkie matching the description of the bakkie they were looking for. It was loaded with 27 bags of dagga.

The pedestrian and the other four occupants of the car were arrested for dealing in dagga.

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