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Two nabbed for bribery, drugs

Crime & Courts

Two men were arrested for bribery and possession of dagga on the Kilmarnock gravel road, in the Ladybrand district, on Monday morning, Free State police said.

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Patrolling police gave chase to a car with Gauteng number plates around 3.30am, said Sergeant Martin Xuma.

The driver lost control of the car and it came to a halt.

Police searched it and found 31 bags of dagga and 14 packs weighing 393.5kg, with an estimated street value of over half a million rand.

The dagga was believed to be destined for Pretoria, said Xuma.

The 29-year-old driver apparently phoned a friend, who went to the scene and offered the police R1700 to let him go.

Both men were arrested and were expected to appear soon in the Ladybrand Magistrate's Court. - Sapa

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