Man nabbed with dagga worth half a million rands in KZN

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A man has been arrested after police  found a total of nine 50 kg bags containing dagga in his vehicle.
A man has been arrested after police found a total of nine 50 kg bags containing dagga in his vehicle.

A man who was driving from the Eastern Cape to Gauteng was arrested on Karel Landman Street in Dundee with dagga worth half a million rand.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the Dundee police officers were conducting a stop and search operation on Wednesday morning when the man was arrested.

“Whilst they were busy with their operation, they spotted a bakkie with a trailer travelling towards the Dannhauser Road. The vehicle was then intercepted, and a search was conducted.

“Upon searching the trailer of the vehicle, police discovered a total of nine 50 kg bags containing dagga. The dagga weighed 450 kg and the estimated street value of the recovered dagga is R500 000,” said Mbele.

She said during the police investigation, it was established that the vehicle was coming from Eastern Cape and the dagga was being transported to Gauteng.

The 37-year-old man was placed under arrest for dealing in dagga. He is expected to appear before the Dundee Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

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