Police confiscate dagga in transit from Mozambique

2015-10-16 16:55
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Durban – Almost half a ton of dagga in transit from Mozambique has been confiscated, and two men arrested, in the Shemula area of northern KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday.

Police spokesperson major Thulani Zwane said officers received information through crime intelligence about a vehicle transporting dagga from Mozambique.

"Police conducted an operation and a bakkie with a trailer was spotted. The vehicle was stopped and a search conducted. Forty-seven bags of dagga were found inside the bakkie and a trailer."

Zwane said the dagga weighed about 427kg with a street value of about R500 000.

"Police investigation revealed the suspects were transporting dagga from Mozambique to Bergville. Suspects were arrested and detained at the Ingwavuma police station.

"They were charged for possession of dagga and are expected to appear at Ingwavuma Magistrates Court soon."

The KwaZulu-Natal provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, commended police on the recovery and the arrests.

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