Man arrested for alleged possession of dagga worth R2.5 million

A Johannesburg employee was convicted of fraud against her employer and was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in 2014. Picture: iStock

Police discovered 58 bags of dagga loaded inside and hidden in-between the seats.

A 40-year-old man was arrested in the small town of Louwsburg in KwaZulu-Natal after allegedly being caught with marijuana worth R2.5 million, which was allegedly meant to be smuggled out of the country.

Police were conducting stop and search operations along the R69 Road in Louwsburg on Wednesday when they pulled over a minibus taxi.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said, while searching the taxi, police discovered 58 bags of dagga loaded inside and hidden in-between the seats.

“Upon questioning the driver, it was established that the dagga originated from Bergville and was being transported to a neighbouring country,” Gwala said.

The man was expected to appear in the Louwsburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on a charge of possession of dagga.

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