Early Wednesday morning, a routine stop and search operation by Visible Policing in Sabie led to the arrest of two suspects, aged 29 and 34, and the seizure of a staggering 479 kilograms of dagga. As the officers pulled over a white Hyundai H1 with foreign license plates, they uncovered 14 plastic bags filled with the illegal substance, estimated to have a street value of over R700,000.
Further investigation revealed that the dagga had originated from the Kingdom of Eswatini and authorities are currently working to uncover its intended destination. The suspects are set to appear in court tomorrow, Thursday 26 January 2023, at the Sabie Magistrate's Court, facing charges of dealing in dagga.
In response to the bust, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, praised the officers involved in the operation and emphasized that the province will not be a safe haven for those involved in the trafficking of illegal drugs and other illicit substances.
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