Police in the Western Cape have seized another large quantity of cannabis this month, following the arrest of two suspects on the N1 freeway in Paarl on Monday, August 16.
According to police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, provincial detectives reacted to information that a Toyota Quantum was driving on the N1, transporting a consignment of cannabis, destined for Cape Town.
” The route was monitored and the vehicle was eventually spotted between Paarl and Klapmuts where the driver was instructed to pull over. Upon searching the vehicle, a total of 68 bags of cannabis with an estimated street value of R1.16 million were seized,” Swartbooi said.
Meanwhile, the two male suspects aged 21 and 31, are expected to appear in the Paarl Magistrate’s Court on a charge of dealing drugs. Police also confiscated cannabis worth around R1 million on the N1 near Beaufort West at the beginning of the month, News 24 reported.