Dagga:11 to appear in court

2013-05-03 00:00

THE SA Police Service Pietermaritzburg Mounted Unit, stationed on the border to Leso­tho, arrested 11 people after they stopped a donkey train loaded with 16 bags of dagga.

The dagga weighed in at 1 890 kg and had a street value of R3,8 million.

The donkey train was found on the upper Tugela.

“Upon searching, police found a 9 mm handgun with seven live rounds of ammunition.

“The firearm will be sent to ballistics to ascertain whether it could be linked to other crimes,” said KZN police spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge.

The 11 suspects were charged with possession of dagga and were expected to appear in various courts.

“Their arrest has rendered a tremendous blow to illicit cross-border smuggling of dagga. The patience, endurance and dedication of the Pietermaritzburg Mounted Unit is commended and their presence will be maintained at the Lesotho/South Africa border,” said Mdunge.

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