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Three accused of dealing in dagga out on bail
2022/01/19

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Free State

The Harrismith Highway Patrol team have arrested three suspects from Ladysmith on the R74 Bergvile-Harrismith road. This is after searching their suspicious looking vehicle and found them in possession of six bags containing dagga weighing 166 kilograms.

On 16 January 2022 at about 16:00 the Harrismith Highway Patrol was on duty patrolling the R74 when they spotted a silver Toyota Avanza with tinted windows with Free State registration number plates. The vehicle was driving from Bergvile side towards R714. They stopped the vehicle and found three occupants inside with large bags containing wrapped loose dagga weighing 166 kilograms with an estimated street value of more than R200 000. All three suspects were arrested and detained. It is alleged that the three suspects were headed to Welkom. The dagga and vehicle have been seized as exhibits and proceeds of crime.

Three suspects aged between 29 and 30 from Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal appeared before the Harrismith Magistrates’ Court on 18 January 2022 for dealing in dagga and they were released on bail of R500 each.

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