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Woman drops bag with R32 000 worth of dagga and runs back to eSwatini


DUNBAR - The relationship between the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) continues to enhance crime prevention in KwaZulu-Natal.


SANDF 121 SA Infantry Battalion operational communication officer Captain Letlhogonolo Mashego stated that conducting multiple roadblocks on the N2 Mavalane Road near Pongola town, they detained a guy in possession of a bag of dagga.


"The dagga was confiscated in a black bag measuring 6.57kg with a street estimated value of R19 710," Mashego added.


In another incident, he added, two suspicious guys carrying a blue plastic bag were seen in Pongola town. Military officers pursued the individuals on foot and apprehended them before they could flee. When questioned, the men stated that they were on their way to Empangeni.


"Military troops on patrol requested them to unzip the plastic bag to check what they were carrying, only to find dagga inside, weighing 3.59kgs and estimated to be worth R10 770 on the street," Mashego added.


He stated that the culprits were captured and sent to the Pongola police station.



Mashego stated that in a third occasion, while the battalion was patrolling near Belgrade along the eSwatini-South African border, a lady carrying plastic bags arrived, dropped the bag, and ran back towards eSwatini.


"When the troops proceeded to check what was inside the plastic bags, they discovered dagga, 12 transparent plastics weighing 10.98 kilos with a street value of R32 940." "The dagga was taken to the Pongola police station by the SA Military Police," Mashego stated.

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