R1.2 million dagga recovered- six arrested

2016-05-10 06:00
Photo: supplied The recovered dagga.

Photo: supplied The recovered dagga.

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A JOINT operation between Hammarsdale police, Mpumalanga police, Pietermaritzburg K9 and SSS Security yielded good results when they arrested six suspects - aged between 25 and 35 - for possession of dagga.
In the early hours of this morning police received information about a truck, sedan and a bakkie transporting dagga from Durban to Cape Town.
They speedily proceeded to N3 Freeway between Hammarsdale and Cato Ridge, on arrival they spotted the vehicles fitting the description parked at a petrol station near Cato Ridge.
The members approached the suspects and upon searching the vehicles they found 17 bags of dagga in the truck and the bakkie.
All six suspects were arrested and charged for possession of dagga. The street value of the dagga is estimated at R1.2 million.
The arrested suspects are expected to appear in the Mpumalanga Magistrate’s Court soon.

KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni praised the members for their dedication and commitment to root out drugs in the province.
“ These members showed that they are dedicated to their work and we urge the community to continue working with the police by providing information that will lead to the arrest and recovery of drugs,” she said. - Supplied

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