SAPS in the Western Cape seized over 600kgs of dagga on last week after spotting a number of suspects loading large black bags from a strange-looking truck into three vehicles.
According to the SAPS, members of the Brackenfell police station were conducting a routine patrol in Viben Avenue. “The boot of one vehicle was open and bags were being loaded into it,” police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said. “When the unknown men saw the police vehicle, they ran in all directions and one vehicle sped away. Three suspects were arrested on the scene by the members.”
A total of 52 bags of cannabis with an estimated weight of 640kg were confiscated.”Two vehicles that had been abandoned on the scene were also seized, and one of the vehicles was discovered to have been reported stolen during a hijacking earlier this month in Khayelitsha.”
The three suspects, aged 26, 29 and 32, are expected to appear in the Kuilsrivier Magistrate’s Court for charges of dealing in drugs and possession of a hijacked vehicle in the Western Cape.
Needless to say, the selling of cannabis is still very much illegal. Although a legal cannabis industry is looming in South Africa, it might still be hard to curb a thriving black market.