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Trucker Bust Smuggling Dagga Worth R250 000 at Vioolsdrift Port

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Kimberley – A 32-year-old truck driver has been arrested after being caught smuggling compressed dagga at the Vioolsdrift Port of Entry on Wednesday, 03 January 2024, at approximately 20:00.

During a routine inspection, Northern Cape police officers uncovered 21 kilograms of compressed dagga with an estimated street value of R250,000-00 hidden in the trailer.

The illegal substance was ingeniously concealed in refuse bags located at the back of a truck.

The discovery led to the immediate arrest of the 32-year-old Namibian truck driver, who is now facing charges of illegal drug dealing.

The suspect, whose identity has not been disclosed, is scheduled to make a court appearance in the near future.

Sergeant Molefi Shimane, a spokesperson for the Northern Cape police, confirmed the details of the operation. “This arrest is a testament to our relentless efforts in fighting drug trafficking and maintaining law and order at our national borders,” stated Sergeant Shimane.

Brigadier Schalk Andrews, the Namakwa District Commissioner, lauded the efforts of the police officers involved in the operation.

He emphasized the ongoing commitment of law enforcement agencies at ports of entry to disrupt drug trafficking activities and enforce the law within South Africa.

“This successful operation reflects our vigilant and proactive approach in combating the illegal drug trade across our borders,” Brigadier Andrews remarked.

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