Cape Town drug bust nets 774kgs of dagga

CAPE TOWN, May 31 (ANA) – A-57-year-old man is expected to appear in the Paarl Magistrates Court this week after police arrested him with dagga valued at R3.8 million in Cape Town, police said on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said the suspect was arrested on the N1, on the Hugueonot Bridge near the toll gate exit on Monday.

“Police members attached to the Cape Town Cluster Crime Prevention unit received information about a transport truck on the N1 freeway which was alleged to be carrying large amounts of dagga”, Rwexana said.

She said police pulled over the transport company truck close to the Toll gate exit in the direction of Cape Town and conducted a search of the truck.

“A search of the truck revealed a hidden compartment in its chassis. This compartment was made of wood and fitted onto the undercarriage of the truck,” she said.

The compartments were searched as well as the cargo hold of the truck and 25 large bags containing dagga were discovered.

Rwexana said the dagga weighed 774 kg and has an estimated street value of R3.8 million.

The suspect will appear in the Paarl Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, on charges of drug dealing.

-African News Agency (ANA)

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