SAPS EC: Port Alfred Cluster: 2017-12-29
Members of the Port Alfred K9 unit received information that two vehicles (VW Polo’s) traveling on the R72 were possibly transporting Dagga. The vehicles were traveling from the direction of East London towards Port Elizabeth.
The members accompanied by members of the Port Alfred SAPS spotted the vehicles passing the Rosehill Mall and tried to stop them, but the vehicles sped on.
A high-speed chase ensued and members of the Port Alfred SAPS managed to stop one vehicle at the Kenton-on-Sea crossing, while the second vehicle continued and blatantly disregarded the instruction by the members to stop. The chase ended approximately 35kms from where it started by members of the K9.
During a search operation of the first vehicle nothing was found, but while the second vehicle was being searched, nine(9) bags were found in the boot, and two(2) bags were found behind the seats!
Two males aged 32 and 40 were arrested and face charges of dealing in dagga. 26.8kg of dagga with a street value of R80 400 was seized.
The suspects will appear in the Port Alfred Magistrates court on Tuesday 2/1/2018.
Enquiries Captain Mali Govender 0827797123