PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - A suspect was arrested and cannabis with an estimated value of R120 000 was confiscated during a routine inspection outside Plettenberg Bay on Monday 18 May.
Police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie said at about 04:45 police officers deployed at the Tsitsikamma tollgate pulled over a taxi travelling towards Knysna from the Eastern Cape.
Pojie said officers’ suspicions were raised when they noticed there were only two occupants, a man and a woman, in the vehicle. “Upon a routine inspection at the roadblock, the officers detected a cannabis odour, which created further suspicion. They immediately ensued with a search and discovered three bags of compressed dagga weighing about 30kg,” Pojie said, adding that the estimated value of the cannabis is believed to be about R120 000.
Police arrested the 28-year-old female passenger. She is scheduled to appear in the local magistrate’s court once charged.
“Although dealers are still exploring alternative ways to commit their illegal activities in an attempt to evade arrest, these committed members perform their duties unperturbed in order to safeguard communities in the province.”
Eden police cluster commander Major General Oswald Reddy praised the officers for their commitment to eradicate drug trafficking and distribution.
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