Six suspects have been arrested and dagga worth more than a million rand confiscated, Kwazulu-Natal police said in a statement on Thursday.
The arrests were made in the early hours of Thursday morning after a joint operation between Hammarsdale police, Mpumalanga police, Pietermaritzburg K9 and SSS security.
The suspects, who are between the ages of 25 and 35 years old were found in possession of dagga worth R1,2 million.
Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said: “In the early hours of this morning police received information about a truck, sedan and a bakkie transporting dagga from Durban to Cape Town. They speedily proceeded to N3 Freeway between Hammarsdale and Cato Ridge. On arrival they spotted the vehicles fitting the description parked at a petrol station near Cato Ridge”.
Zwane said a total of 17 bags of dagga were found in the truck and bakkie.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Mpumalanga magistrate’s court on charges of drug possession on Friday.
– African News Agency (ANA)