Eswatini man caught with dagga worth almost R1million street value

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A 38 years old man from Eswatini is set to make his first court appearance before the Low’s Creek Magistrates’ Court today after being found in possession of dagga.

His arrest came after a tipoff was made to the police about a grey Toyota single cab bakkie with one occupant near Low’s Creek involved in an illicit activity.

Mpumalanga Police Spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said that following the tipoff, police officials then spotted the said vehicle, stopped it for a search and they discovered 19 bags which were loaded with dagga weighing about 341,7 kilograms.

The suspect was immediately arrested and his bakkie together with the said bags were confiscated.

“Police also confiscated the vehicle as it was used in the commission of crime. Preliminary investigation has since revealed that the suspect is from the Kingdom of Eswatini and apart from the dealing in dagga charge, police indicated that there are possibilities that the suspect may face more charges relating to being in the country illegally” said Hlathi.

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