Two caught with 307kg of dagga

2013-03-21 19:03
Dagga. (Supplied)

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East London - Dagga with an estimated street value of R3.7m was found on two men in Bhisho on Thursday morning, Eastern Cape police said.

The two, aged 56 and 26, were arrested on the R63 around 02:00 after failing to stop when police tried to search the car, said spokesperson Siphokazi Mawisa.

"Police spotted a white vehicle with tinted windows next to Bhisho Stadium at about 2am [02:00] this morning. Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver started to drive fast and [police] gave chase."

The car eventually stopped.

"Police searched the vehicle and found 27 bags full of dagga weighing 307kg to the value of R3.7m. The driver wanted to bribe the official by showing him cash. Police immediately arrested him for bribery and possession of dagga."

The pair is believed to come from Alice. An undisclosed amount of money was also seized. They would appear in the Zwelitsha Magistrate's Court on Friday.
- SAPA
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