Dagga dealers arrested in Scottburgh
Durban - Just over half a million rand worth of dagga was recovered when two dealers were arrested near Scottburgh.
Nthando Ndoyokwe (32), and Thando Mbele (31), were arrested on the N2 freeway on Wednesday for allegedly dealing in dagga said Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo, a Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (DPCI-Hawks) KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson.
"The Hawks’ members from Port Shepstone Serious Organised- Crime unit received information about two vehicles that were reportedly transporting a significant amount of dagga from the Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal,"Mhlongo said.
An operation was swiftly conducted which included Flying Squad and K9 units.
Both vehicles were spotted and intercepted.
The resultant search uncovered seventy seven (77) bags of dagga weighing 308.kg with estimated street value of approximately R 771 000.
Ndoyokwe and Mbele were released on R3000 bail each following their subsequent appearance at the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
The case has been postponed until 27 September 2019.