Free State – A man was arrested after he was found with bags of weed worth an estimated R2 million at an accident scene after two trucks collided.
According to South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Sergent Mahlomola Kareli, the discovery of the dagga was not planned.
“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,” Kareli said in a statement.
“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.”
A 33-year-old man, who was the driver of one of the trucks involved in the collision, was arrested for dealing in dagga and will appear at the Gariepdam Magistrate Court for a formal bail application on January 31, 2023.
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin