Man caught with 200kg dagga

2012-03-11 13:16

Cape Town - A man from Khayelitsha was arrested after 200kg of dagga was found in his possession during a road block in Beaufort West on Saturday, Western Cape police said.

The man's vehicle was stopped at a check point on the Beaufort West/ Aberdeen road and 15 bags of dagga were discovered, said Captain Malcolm Pojie in a statement.

The value of the dagga was estimated at R200 000.

"The dagga was destined for distribution in the Western Cape as the taxi was en route from the Eastern Cape to Cape Town," Pojie said.

The man would appear at Beaufort-West Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Provincial police commissioner lieutenant general Arnoe Lamoer commended the officers involved.

"This seizure will put a damper on drug abuse and the distribution thereof in our province, especially to the youth," he said.

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