The Kakamas police seized dagga with an estimated street value of R286,000 that was being transported in a bakkie.
THE KAKAMAS police seized dagga with an estimated street value of R286,000 that was being transported in a Volkswagen Caddy bakkie.
Kakamas police spokesperson Captain CJ Prins said the dagga was being delivered to a premises near Lutzburg in Kakamas on Monday, November 22, at about 9pm.
“Lieutenant-Colonel Nico Maree of Kakamas SAPS, with the assistance of security personnel, went to the premises, where they found a Volkswagen Caddy bakkie loaded with 16 bags of dagga,” said Prins.
“Two men, aged 58 and 64 years, were arrested at the scene and 385.3 kilograms of dagga, as well as the vehicle, were confiscated. The street value of the dagga is estimated at R286,000.”
Prins said the suspects are expected to appear in the Kakamas Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of dealing in dagga.
The acting district commander of the ZF Mgcawu District, Colonel Peet Coetzee, commended the Kakamas police members for their swift reaction and also thanked the community for its assistance in fighting and combating crime.
“The police will continue to tighten its grip on crime during this period,” Coetzee added.