Dagga worth R1.1m seized in Oudtshoorn

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JOHANNESBURG – The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime unit, Crime Intelligence and Oudtshoorn police have arrested two people for dealing in dagga.

The two suspects, who were arrested on Wednesday, are aged 51 and 57.

The team followed up on information of a vehicle suspected to be transporting cannabis.

While monitoring the R62 between Uniondale and Joubertinia, the team spotted a van towing a trailer.

The vehicle was stopped and searched, resulting in the discovery of over 23 bags of dagga weighing approximately 825 kilogrammes.

The confiscated dagga has an estimated street value of approximately R1.1 million.

The Port Elizabeth pair were detained and their vehicle impounded.

They will appear in the George Magistrate’s court on Friday.


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