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Cops nab duo transporting dagga worth over R5 million to Upington

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Two suspects are expected to appear in court soon after they were found in possession of dagga with an estimated street value of over R5 million in the Northern Cape.

Two men were found in possession of dagga with an estimated street value of over R5 million. Picture: SAPS

TWO SUSPECTS are expected to appear in court soon after they were found in possession of dagga with an estimated street value of over R5 million in the Northern Cape.

Provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Omphile Masegela said the two suspects, aged 27 and 44, were arrested during the early morning hours of November 23.

The duo were arrested by members of the Upington Border Police and are being charged with dealing in dagga.

“The two were intercepted about 20km outside Upington following information that was received about a vehicle that was allegedly transporting dagga to Upington, said Masegela.

Two men were found in possession of dagga. Picture: SAPS

“They were found with dagga amounting to the value of R5,066,250 and an undisclosed amount of cash. The vehicle used in the crime was also seized,” Masegela added.

The police said its Safer Festive Season operations were gaining momentum and it will strengthen efforts to address the trafficking of drugs during this period and beyond.

In an unrelated incident, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) in the Northern Cape arrested a 33-year-old man on charges of dealing in drugs.

The Hawks said its Serious Organised Crime Investigation team received information about drugs being stored at Diamond Park in Greenpoint, Kimberley.

The team obtained a search warrant, and the warrant was executed at the address.

During the search, mandrax tablets, crystal methamphetamine (tik), and an undisclosed amount of money was confiscated.

The suspect was expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court.

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