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Two KZN men nabbed at roadblock stashing dagga in a coffin

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Two men have been arrested for possession of drugs after 80 kilograms of dagga was found stashed in a coffin at a roadblock in KwaZulu Natal.

According to police, officers were manning a roadblock on the N2 freeway when they noticed an approaching vehicle that stopped and switched off its lights a short distance away from the roadblock.

Police approached the vehicle and found two men inside the vehicle who then informed police that they are employed at a funeral parlour and that they are transporting a corpse.

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A search was conducted and police uncovered 30 concealed packets of dagga inside the coffin.

“The total stash weight in at 80 kilograms. The suspects were immediately arrested and detained at the Pongola police station for possession of dagga,” police said in a statement.

The men aged 32 and 34 were charged for possession of dagga and will appear in the Pongola Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

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