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Police seize large drug shipment traveling from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Western Cape Police confiscated a significant amount of drugs on the N1 in Leeu Gamka on Sunday March 13.

According to Police Spokesman Sgt Christopher Spies, concerted police efforts to stamp out drug trafficking with the strategic deployment of police as well as entry points in the Western Cape have again given rise to excellent results when drugs with an estimated market value of R200,000 were confiscated and a co-driver of a passenger bus was arrested.

Spies said members of the Rural Flying Squad carried out a static vehicle check on the N1 where they stopped two passenger buses that were en route to Cape Town from Johannesburg.

“While searching the first bus, the team found 40 dagga parcels concealed in travel bags estimated at R95,000 in the luggage compartment. They confiscated the drugs and the co-driver on the charge of drug trafficking,” Spies said.

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The spies went on to say that a search of the second bus ensued when four boxes containing 1,020 packets of Khatt with an estimated street value of R102,000 were found on board.

“The team was unable to link the discovery to a passenger on board. The origin of the Khatt is part of an ongoing police investigation,” adds Spies.

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Meanwhile, a 44-year-old suspect remains in custody as he is expected to appear in court once charged. The Western Cape Police leadership also thanked members for their efforts to get drugs off the streets and get drug dealers to book.

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