JUST IN: One arrested in R3 million R’fontein drug bust

The truck that transported dagga hidden among its cargo. Photo: Randfontein Police.

Local police arrested a 47-year-old man in possession of dagga worth approximately R3 million early Thursday morning (14 September).

The dagga weighs approximately 300kg. The quality of the dagga could, however, have a impact on its value.

Constable Alex Mabasa and Sergeant Sibusiso Gumede, K9 Unit members, with the dagga they have seized.
Photo credit : Randfontein Police.

“We received information regarding a driver of a transport company possibly transporting dagga. The truck was spotted in the Randfontein area and was followed,” said Captain Appel Ernst, Randfontein Police spokesperson.

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After the vehicle was stopped, members of the West Rand Trio Task team and K9 Unit in cooperation with Randfontein Detectives conducted a search.

“Bales containing dagga were found hidden among the cargo. The driver was arrested and the dagga seized,” Ernst added.

Brigadier Manamela, the Randfontein Police station commander was on the scene and he expressed his satisfaction with this success.

“This is surely a blow to the drug dealers. It is a good arrest and the community is applauded for sharing information,” Manamela said.

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