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Major Dagga Bust Uncovered: South African Police Seize Over a Million Rand's Worth in Philippi

Published September 21, 2023
8 months ago

The South African Police Service’s (SAPS) National Intervention Unit uncovered a substantial operation involving an illegal storage facility of dagga in Schaapkraal, Philippi. According to Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, Western Cape spokesperson for police, the Organised Crime team is further investigating the particulars of the seizure.

Upon receiving information about the storage facility, members of the National Intervention Unit acted swiftly. They executed an operation at the venue identified, an address situated on 8th Avenue in Schaapkraal. The police found two suspects actively involved in the process of compressing and sealing dagga in bags. Subsequently, the two individuals were arrested and detained on charges of dealing in dagga.

Upon evaluation, the police determined that the drugs were valued at approximately R1.5 million. Once charged formally, the suspects are expected to face their charges before the Athlone Magistrate’s Court.

In another unrelated drug-related seizure, Sea Point police arrested three additional suspects for dealing in drugs. They found a consignment of drugs and cash at a residence on Cavalcade Road, Green Point, proving the persistency of SAPS to eradicate this menace.

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