Two caught with dagga worth R3.7m

Dagga with an estimated street value of R3.7 million was found on two men in Bhisho this morning.

The two, aged 56 and 26, were arrested on the R63 around 2am after failing to stop when police tried to search the car, said Eastern Cape police spokeswoman Siphokazi Mawisa.

“Police spotted a white vehicle with tinted windows next to Bhisho Stadium at about 2am this morning. Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver started to drive fast and [police] gave chase.”

The car eventually stopped.

“Police searched the vehicle and found 27 bags full of dagga weighing 307kg to the value of R3.7m. The driver wanted to bribe the official by showing him cash. Police immediately arrested him for bribery and possession of dagga.”

The pair are believed to come from Alice. An undisclosed amount of money was also seized. They would appear in the Zwelitsha Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

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