On Thursday, 9 January SANDF members were patrolling near the Mahamba Border Post when they came across six big bags of dagga.
The bags of dagga seized were left behind by unknown suspects. When SANDF members approached them, they fled into Swaziland and left their illegal contraband behind. It is suspected that these perpetrators crossed the border into South Africa illegally.
The dagga which was found weighed 187.7 kilograms and has an estimated street value of R281 550-00. No arrests were made since the suspects fled into Swaziland.
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On the same day, members of the Sheepmoor SAPS, under the guidance of their new Station Commander, Captain Coka, were doing patrols on the R65 road between Amsterdam and Ermelo when they arrested three males for the possession of dagga.
A white bakkie and blue sedan were stopped by SAPS members and searched. During the search they found a staggering 320 kilograms of dagga. The SAPS strongly believe that these three suspects were collaborating with the men who fled across the Swaziland border the previous evening, who was also caught with dagga.
The estimated street value of the 320 kilograms of dagga is R480 000-00. This means the SAPS and SANDF seized approximately R761 550-00 worth of dagga. Amazing!
We would like to thank these public servants for their vigilance and commitment. They are definitely making great strides in the fight against crime.
10 March 2020
Dagga seized from three vehicles
On Monday, 9 March members of the Mkhondo SAPS were doing a crime prevention patrol on the Ermelo road.
At approximately 06:00, they instructed the driver of a Mercedes Benz to stop. They searched the vehicle and found 62.5 kilograms of dagga in the boot of the car, with an estimated street value of R93 750-00.
Another 7 kilograms of dagga seized, worth about R10 552-50, was found in refuse bags in a Toyota Hilux and approximately 6.43 kilograms with an estimated street value of R9 645-00 was seized from a Mitsubishi vehicle.
It was a successful operation and we thank these members for taking dagga off the streets.