A man was arrested after he was found with bags of dagga at an accident scene.
On 24 January 2023 members of the Gariepdam police station in the Free State received a distress call about an accident involving two trucks on the N1 road. The one truck rear-ended the other. On arrival, members found paramedics already busy with the driver, who suffered slight injuries.
Further investigations on the cargo revealed that part of it was bags of dagga worth an estimated R2 million. The circumstances that led to the accident are under investigation.
The suspect, a 33-year-old man who was the driver of the truck, was arrested for dealing in dagga and will appear on 31 January 2023 at the Gariepdam Magistrate Court for a formal bail application.