Cops make major dagga bust

2010-07-28 13:46

Northern Cape police have made one of the country’s biggest dagga busts, arresting two men transporting almost 124 bags of dagga worth millions of rands.

Police said three constables patrolling the road between Carnarvon and Loxton stopped a suspicious truck on Sunday and searched the vehicle that had two occupants, including the driver.

The cops discovered 124 bags of dagga.

A ton of dagga has a street value of almost R1 million.

The truck driver had initially told the police he did not have the key for the padlock.

“The truck was therefore escorted to the Loxton police station, where members broke the padlock and found the 124 grain bags,” reads the statement.

The two men are expected to appear in the Victoria West Magistrates Court.

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