R4.5m worth of drugs and counterfeit goods seized

2013-09-23 08:33

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Drugs, counterfeit items and other goods worth about R4.5 million were seized this week at various borders in the Western Cape.

“We confiscated 409kg of dagga to the estimated value of approximately R1.2 million, 111g of Tik to the approximate value of R2 000” Captain Malcolm Pojie said yesterday.

Counterfeit goods including: clothing, toys and cellphones to the value of R3.09 million were seized.

A 29-year-old man was also arrested with 2 660 bundles of Cat worth about R133 000.

Thirty-four people were arrested on drug-related charges during the cleanup operation, which began last Monday and ended on Saturday, Pojie said.

The arrests were made at various borders between Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape.

A total of 288 arrests made for various crimes including possession of stolen goods, dealing in liquor without a licence, burglaries, business robberies and other minor offences, Pojie said.

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