Routine Tsitsikamma check yields dagga worth R120,000 - woman arrested

YET another drug delivery was foiled by vigilant members deployed at a cross-border roadblock in a concerted effort to stop the flow of illicit goods and drugs through provincial border posts.

Says Southern Cape police spokesman captain Malcolm Pojie: “Although traffickers continue to explore alternative ways of committing their illegal activities in an attempt to evade arrest, these dedicated members perform their duties unperturbed in order to safeguard communities in this province.”

In the early morning hours of Monday May 18, around 4:45am, members deployed at the Tsitsikamma Tollgate east of Plettenberg Bay pulled over a taxi with only two occupants, a man and a woman, which was en route to Knysna from the Eastern Cape.

Upon conducting a routine inspection at the roadblock, the members detected a cannabis odour that created suspicion. The members immediately ensued with a search and discovered three bags of compressed dagga weighing about 30kg, with an estimated value of R120,000.

Subsequent to the find, members arrested the 28-year-old female for dealing and, alternatively, possession of drugs (dagga).

“The suspect is scheduled to appear in the Plettenberg Bay Magistrates Court once she had been charged on the mentioned counts,” concluded captain Pojie.

Eden Cluster Commander major-general Oswald Reddy had nothing but praise for the members who are still committed to eradicating drug trafficking and distribution.