The South African Police Service has confiscated a dagga of an estimated street value of R2 million.
This was contained in a recent statement released by the South African Police Service and the statement reads;
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Western Cape
Beaufort-West: Efforts to eradicate the distribution of drugs into communities in the central Karoo town of Beaufort-West yielded positive results when police in collaboration with the Provincial Traffic officials confiscated dagga with an estimated street value of approximately R2.04 million on Sunday, 09 May 2021.
Members attached to the Provincial Traffic department were conducting a roadblock on the R61 (Aberdeen Road), Beaufort-West at approximately 23:00 on Sunday, 09 May 2021 when they pulled over a suspicious taxi with seven occupants for a routine check. Upon approach the officials detected a strong cannabis smell coming from the vehicle.
They immediately activated the local police who dispatched members to assist and confiscated the stash of illegal dagga. They subsequently arrested all seven occupants whom were later charged with the Illegal Dealing in Drugs (Dagga).
The seven suspects, al between the ages 26 and 42 years appeared in the Beaufort-West Magistrates’ court earlier today on mentioned charge. The case was postponed to 18 May 2021 for a formal bail application. The investigation is being conducted by the Western Cape Provincial Detective Narcotics Section in Beaufort-West.
The drugs were destined for distribution in the Cape Metropolis.
Western Cape Police Management commended the integrated approach that resulted in this excellent breakthrough. Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General T Patekile has nothing but praise towards the Provincial Traffic Officials for their vigilance and sterling work done to bring these perpetrators to book. This is a major setback towards the lucrative drug trade in the Western Cape he added.”