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Dagga in South Africa: Winning the fight

The following busts against dagga in South Africa were made in the eMkhondo area during the last week:

This joint fight against dagga operation yielded good results. The involved members instructed the driver   of a Toyota Yaris to stop and when they routinely searched the vehicle, they found approximately 33.7 kilograms of dagga, with an estimated street value of R50 550-00.

  • Recently members of the Amsterdam SAPS and the Amsterdam Traffic Department held a roadblock in Voortrekker Street in Amsterdam.

The occupants of the vehicle included two Swazi nationals and one South African          citizen. They appeared in the Piet Retief Magistrate’s Court after they were arrested but,           the outcome of their trial has not been made known.

  • On Friday, 20 March Constable Hlatshwayo of the Mkhondo SAPS received a tip from a police informant of a Toyota Yaris which was transporting dagga, the man also supplied the registration number of the vehicle. On the same day, he saw this vehicle in Brand Street, instructed the driver to pull over to the side of the road and conducted a search. He found three bags of dagga which weighed approximately 77.7 kilograms with a street value of R116 550-00.
  • On Saturday, 21 March at around 06:30 two suspects were arrested for dealing in dagga after their vehicle was intercepted at the Emahlathini Border Post. In the vehicle members of the SANDF and SAPS found approximately 100 kilograms of dagga with a street value of R150 000-00.

Well done to the hard working men and women of the SAPS, Traffic Department and SANDF in slowly winning the fight against dagga in South Africa.

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