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Woman caught with bags of dagga

The woman is being kept in police custody after officials confiscated R10,000 worth of dagga.

Marijuana, also known as dagga. Picture: JP du Plessis/Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - A woman has been arrested after she was found in the possession of R10,000 worth of dagga near Rawsonville.

She was taken into custody on Wednesday after traffic officials discovered the 10 bags of dagga in the boot of a taxi she was travelling in.

The suspect is believed to be in her 30s.

The woman was a passenger in the vehicle.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said, "The taxi was on its way from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn. The woman is being kept at the Rawsonville Police Station."

Meanwhile, two men will appear in a Northern Cape court on Thursday for the possession of dagga worth R600,000.

The 40 black bags of dagga were found in their vehicle as they travelled on the N8 en route to Kimberley.

Police spokesperson Sergio Kock says they followed up on leads from the public.

"We received information that a blue Nissan was travelling with dagga en route to Kimberley. We managed to the car off the road and found dagga in the boot and the backseat of the motor vehicle."