Upington highway patrol seizes abandoned dagga on N10

Community policing was displayed today, 04 September 2021 when Sgt Willem van der Merwe from the Upington Highway patrol unit received information from a community member who noticed two suspicious bags lying next to the road.

At 14:00 Sgt van der Merwe followed up on the information and drove out on the N10 road between Upington and Groblershoop as indicated by the informant.

Upon further investigation he discovered two black bags containing a large amount of dagga with an estimated street value of R253 000-00. An enquiry was opened and no arrests were made as the dagga was found abandoned.

“This is a clear demonstration of the community being the eyes and ears of the police. This exchange of information prevented the drugs from reaching the streets and being sold to innocent persons. The police will continue to squeeze the space for drug dealers to operate,” said the ZF Mgcawu Acting District Commander, Brig Johnny Besnaar.

Source: South African Police Service