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Major dagga bust on Cape highway

Two people have been arrested in one of the biggest dagga busts in the Western Cape.

Two people have been arrested in connection with one of the biggest dagga busts in the province.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic officials on Thursday confiscated more than R4 million worth of dagga in two separate busts on the N1 highway near Laingsburg.

Two people were arrested in connection with what has been described as one of the biggest dagga busts in the province.

The suspects were nabbed in separate incidents on the same stretch of road.

In the first incident, a man was arrested during a road block last week after he was found with R2.4 million worth of dagga in his possession.

Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa said the second suspect was caught on Wednesday.

"Late yesterday afternoon our officers stopped a Mercedes Benz and another motorist was arrested for being in possession of 72 bags of dagga with a street value of over R2 million."

Earlier this year traffic officers made a R500,000 marijuana bust on the N1.

They pulled over a vehicle on the highway near Beaufort West.

Africa said the officers stopped "a Range Rover motor vehicle and two occupants of the vehicle were arrested."

He also said the confiscated marijuana had a street value of R540,000.

In March, officers seized dagga with a street value of more than R80,000, when they pulled over a taxi in the same area.

Two men were also arrested in that bust.