Johannesburg - Three men arrested for possession of 30 bags of dagga in Ramatsiliso appeared in the Maluti Magistrate's Court on Thursday, the Eastern Cape police said.

They would be back in court next Thursday for a formal bail application, said Major Ernest Sigobe.

“They were remanded in custody,” said Sigobe.

The men, aged 23, 29, and 43, were allegedly found with 30 bags of dagga weighing 1243kg near a border post on Wednesday.

It had an estimated street value of over one million rand.

The men were believed to be on their way to the Western Cape. - Sapa