One hapless criminal, two tons of dagga and a client list

2015-09-15 15:49

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Durban - KwaZulu-Natal police uncovered a two-ton cache of dagga after they noticed a "shifty-looking character" parked at the roadside on the N11 on Monday.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said Newcastle police officials were on patrol when they noticed a "suspicious" bakkie parked on the side of the road on the N11.

"The officers searched the vehicle and found 58 bags containing 2 000kg of dagga, with a street value of more than R500 000," he said.

Zwane said the hapless drug fiend may have inadvertently handed cops his entire client list: each bag of the illicit crop was neatly labelled with the name of the recipient.

"All bags had tags with names of people. A 33-year-old man was arrested and he will be charged with dealing in dagga. He was from Bergville en route to Gauteng to deliver the drugs. The arrested suspect will appear today [on Tuesday] in the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court," he said.

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