Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said police arrested the 41-year-old taxi driver, from KwaZulu-Natal, on the R103 near Cornelia in a routine crime exercise around 10.45am.
“When searching the vehicle, they found bags of dagga with a combined weight of 1025.55kg,” said Mophiring.
It was believed that the seized dagga, worth about R1.2 million on the street, was being taken to Gauteng.
Most of the seats in the Toyota Quantum taxi vehicle had been removed to accommodate the load of 81 bags.
The driver would appear soon in the Frankfort Magistrate’s Court.