Drugs found on intercity buses

2012-03-14 12:00

Johannesburg - Drugs with a street value of thousands of rands were found in two buses on the N2 near Grahamstown on Wednesday, Eastern Cape police said.

A Translux bus was stopped around 05:00 by a police highway patrol, Captain Mali Govender said.

"Police found a big green check bag that was not tagged. The bag was filled with 207 bundles of the drug khat."

Khat is a plant that, when chewed, produces a sense of mild euphoria and excitement.

A City Liner bus was stopped shortly afterwards at the same spot.

"In the luggage compartment police found four refuse bags filled with dagga. These bags were also not marked," Govender said.

The dagga had an estimated street value of R12 000.

Both buses were travelling from Durban to Cape Town. No arrests have been made.

  • Sechaba - 2012-03-14 12:07

    South Africa neh!!!

      Donald - 2012-03-14 13:17

      The most hilarious and ridiculous thing about arresting people for being in possession of Khat because it is an illegal drug is that the botanical name for Khat is Catha Edulis and it it is a PROTECTED species in the Republic of South Africa.. bwhahahaha, what a joke!!

      Bob - 2012-03-14 13:25

      I can't believe the four refuse bags of dagga weren't marked, surely if you are carrying dagga around you write dagga on the bag.

  • Tanie - 2012-03-14 12:14

    Now lots of front teeth are going to be saved, sorry molo-fish.Good job

  • Antipoaching - 2012-03-14 12:34

    The N2 at Grahamstown seems to be quite the spot for illegal stuff, last week huge haul of perlemoen now drugs Lekka man!

  • Ntombi - 2012-03-14 12:35

    how come they where not tagged! ppl can risk their jobs jst 4 money dat wont buy future

  • Koos - 2012-03-14 12:37

    You might also want to look at local government vehicles that travel long distances. You'll be surprised at what you will find.

  • Thoka - 2012-03-14 12:38

    well down cops. you have reduced air pollution

  • eserfontein - 2012-03-14 12:57

    WoW! Crime in SA truelly knows no limits.

  • dooskop - 2012-03-14 13:02

    AHHHH more on the way ...never will stop!!!!!!

      sachasea - 2012-03-14 18:36

      Full legalization and regulation is the only way to effectively reduce harms and crime associated with drugs.

  • Peter - 2012-03-14 13:22

    "No arrests have been made." So no passengers claimed for lost goods, and the Driver did not see who put them on the bus - what a complete lack of security!!

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-03-14 13:34

      If my memory serves me right a ruling was passed a few years ago that all luggage must bear the name of the owner and this must be ensured by the driver or nominee at the loading of the bus. Should not the bus driver therefor have been arrested?

  • Paul - 2012-03-14 13:25

    Police ? They should have followed to the pickup ! fools !

  • Gofuq - 2012-03-14 13:28

    from now on mark your bags "dagga".our cops cant read anyway.

  • the_gob - 2012-03-14 13:59

    Is that why my dealer is dry?

  • Lexa - 2012-03-14 14:03

    This headline should read: Plants found on intercity bus! Oh no! Not Dagga, the scourge of humanity!!!!!!!!

      sachasea - 2012-03-14 18:38

      Ya totally typical sensationalist bollocks from the media.

  • Craig - 2012-03-14 14:56

    The rumour is that a lot of the busses crossing the SA-Mozambique border are running drugs as well, never heard of any arrests though.

  • Rob - 2012-03-14 15:03

    So, do you know a better way to while away the hours between Umtata and Port Elizabeth?

      Rob - 2012-03-14 17:00

      I see that the serious out there have taken over!

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