DURBAN – A 47-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Richmond Magistrate’s Court today, 14 May 2020, for dealing in dagga. An intelligence driven operation was conducted on 12 May 2020 at 23:00, by police officers from Richmond SAPS, Ixopo SAPS, K9 Unit and other security agencies following information about dagga that will be transported from the Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal.
The vehicle was spotted near the R56 highway in Richmond with one occupant. Police stopped the vehicle and a search was conducted. Police recovered bags of dagga inside the vehicle weighing more than 200 kilograms. The suspect was immediately arrested and he was taken to Richmond police station for detention. His vehicle was also seized for further investigation.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula applauded the police officers for their vigilance which led to the arrest of the suspect.