WESTERN CAPE – Continued efforts to eradicate the trafficking of drugs into the Western Cape yet again yielded positive results when police confiscated dagga with an estimated street value of about R480 000 (four-hundred-and -eighty-thousand-rand) in De Rust on Tuesday, 28 January 2020.
Vigilant members attached to the Attaqua K9, De Rust visible policing and the Western Cape Provincial Traffic were deployed strategically on the N12 when they stopped a passenger bus enroute to Cape Town. Upon searching the bus they discovered three large traveling bags in the luggage compartment. A further search led to the discovery of compressed dagga that was concealed in these bags.
These confiscated items could not be linked to any person at the time. An enquiry docket was opened for further police investigation.
Western Cape police management commended the members for this discovery and subsequent confiscations. The continued efforts by the police to address the influx of drugs via major entry routes into the province paid dividends with the confiscation of this consignment that was destined for distribution into different communities.
Source: South African Police Service