On Wednesday 26 August members of the Mkhondo SAPS, as well as a member of the Mkhondo Traffic Department conducted a roadblock on the N2-Pongola road, at the Wagendrift turn-off.
The operation commenced at around 03:00 and at approximately 07:00 the officers instructed the driver of a green Hyundai to pull over to the side of the road. The vehicle was towing a container that he claimed was loaded with oil but, the SAPS members suspected foul play when they smelt dagga.
They investigated the matter further and discovered that the container had a secret compartment at the bottom. When it was opened, they found 22 bags of concealed dagga, that weighed approximately 600 kilograms (street value of R900 000-00).
Two suspects, aged 21 and 35 were arrested and charged with dealing in dagga.
The Mkhondo SAPS and – Traffic Department are proud of this major bust, as they believe that drug abuse is a big problem in Mkhondo and that it is destroying the futures of so many of Mkhondo’s youth.
A special thank you to the organisers of this operation, as well as the officers who used their intuition to make the bust.
Note – The Excelsior News has requested to be present when the SAPS officers burn the dagga that they so regularly confiscate. They explained that they need a certain amount before they can do so. There are members of the community who have questioned if the dagga is just being circulated back onto the streets. We once again request from the SAPS to invite a reporter of the Excelsior News to be present the next time that dagga is destroyed, so we can report back to the community and put their minds at ease.