Two suspects are expected to appear in court soon after they were found in possession of dagga worth over R5 million in the Northern Cape.
The provincial police spokesperson, Sergeant Omphile Masegela, said the two suspects, aged 27 and 44, were arrested during the early morning hours of Thursday.
“The two were intercepted at about 20km outside Upington following information that was received about a vehicle that was allegedly transporting dagga to Upington.
“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 said.
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 (known as 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 is expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.