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Major dagga bust on N1

Three men are behind bars after they were caught in possession of drugs on the N1 highway.

Dagga. Picture: sxc.hu

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape traffic officials have confiscated drugs worth nearly R5 million on the province's roads over the last two weeks alone.

In the latest bust on Tuesday, three men were arrested on the N1 near Laingsburg for being in possession of dagga valued at more than R60,000.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said, "This is a third arrest within a week and a half on the N1. The first drug bust was worth over R2.1 million and the second one was estimated to be R2.4 million."

Meanwhile, the province has noted an increase in the number of youth using drugs.

In February, the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre said substance abuse had become a problem many Western Cape rural communities.

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