Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Harrismith: Three suspects from Bergville; in KwaZulu-Natal, are in police custody after they were found with bags containing dagga on the N3 Highway; near Harrismith.
On the 17 August 2021, the Harrismith Highway Patrol spotted a suspicious white Toyota Avanza with GP registration traveling on Johannesburg North bound and was stopped along the N3 near Intabazwe Township.
They vehicle with three male occupants was searched and the police noticed plastic bags loaded inside the vehicle. It was escorted to Harrismith police station where a further search was conducted that led to the recovery of 38 bags containing dagga, weighing 131 kg with an estimated street value of more than R170 000.00, were found.
All three suspects aged 24, 27 and 39 were arrested and are expected to appear before the Harrismith Magistrate’s Court on Thursday; 19 August 2021, on charges of dealing in dagga.