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WC drug bust

Western Cape police have confiscated R500,000 worth of drugs. Two men were arrested on the R61 between...

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Western Cape police have confiscated R500,000 worth of drugs.

Two men were arrested on the R61 between Beaufort West and Aberdeen on Monday morning.

This after members of the flying squad pulled over a Toyota Quantum.

Officials found 39 bags of compressed dagga in the vehicle.

The police's Malcolm Poje said the minibus and trailer were impounded.

“Both the driver and his passenger were arrested.”

Provincial police are also putting a special focus on drugs coming into the province on long-distance buses and courier vehicles.

The police have ordered long-distance buses to tag luggage in a bit to catch drug smugglers.

Both DMJ Transport and SA Roadlink have committed to the plan.

They have confiscated drugs to the value of R15 billion since October 2010.

Meanwhile, Community Safety MEC Dan Plato has called for the reintroduction of specialised gang and drug units.

The province has noted an increase in drug activity, which often leads to gang violence.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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