Two suspects aged 29 and 34 were arrested with 479 kg’s of dagga this morning Wednesday, 25 January 2023 at about 06h30 am.

According to the report, members from Visible Policing in Sabie were conducting a stop and search operation when they stopped a white Hyundai H1 with foreign registration number plates. Upon searching the vehicle, they found 14 plastic bags of dagga sealed with masking tape. The dagga was weighing at about 479 kg’s and it is estimated at more than R700 000 in street value.

During preliminary investigation it transpired that the luggage was from the Kingdom of Eswatini and further investigation will hopefully reveal its destiny.

The suspects are expected to make their first court appearance tomorrow, Thursday 26 January 2023 at the Sabie Magistrate’s Court for dealing in dagga.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela commended members for their notable success. The General further emphasised that people must never make a mistake of taking Mpumalanga Province as an easy passage for narcotics and other illicit substances.