Swazis Nabbed for Dealing Dagga

The seized dagga
The seized dagga

According to a press release received from the Corporate Communication Directorate of the South African Police Service, Mpumalanga Provincial Office, a large amount of dagga was seized near Carolina.

The National K9 Deployment Unit has pounced on two Swazi nationals, aged 22 and 32, seizing dagga to an estimated street value of R700 000 at around midnight, on the night of 1 September. The suspects were busted after police had received a tipoff about a truck that was on its way from Swaziland to South Africa, crossing through the Oshoek Port of Entry.

The truck, which was en-route to Johannesburg, was spotted and stopped by the police between Carolina and Wonderfontein for a search. During the search, police discovered and seized 42 bags of compressed dagga. The suspects were then busted on the spot and the truck was seized as well. The suspects would have made their first appearance before the Carolina Magistrate’s Court on a charge of dealing in dagga, on 2 September 2015.