R1.2m worth of dagga seized in bust

2013-09-16 22:17

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Bloemfontein - A minibus taxi transporting more than a ton of dagga was seized near Cornelia on Monday, said Free State police.

Police spokesperson Mmako Mophiring said police arrested the 41-year-old taxi driver, from KwaZulu-Natal, on the R103 near Cornelia in a routine crime exercise around 10:45.

"When searching the vehicle, they found bags of dagga with a combined weight of 1 025.55kg," said Mophiring.

It was believed that the seized dagga, worth about R1.2m on the street, was being taken to Gauteng.

Most of the seats in the Toyota Quantum taxi vehicle had been removed to accommodate the load of 81 bags.

The driver would appear soon in the Frankfort Magistrate’s Court.

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