Johannesburg – A joint intelligence-led operation has led to the arrest of four alleged drug traffickers who were found with R5.2million worth of dagga.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said the operation comprised the Gauteng Organised Crime Narcotics Unit and Johannesburg-K9, who acted after receiving a tip-off.
“The unit disrupted a planned drug trafficking operation, after police received information that a consignment would be loaded in Johannesburg and transported to Namibia. Members of the Johannesburg-K9 intercepted a Toyota Quantum in Alberton and arrested four suspects for possession and dealing in drugs. Police found compressed dagga estimated at R4.2million. They also seized an undisclosed amount of money suspected to be proceeds of crime,” Peters said.
She said investigation led police to a house in Meyerton where more dagga, worth at an estimated R1million was seized.
Gauteng provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela applauded the commitment of the members for heeding the call to fight the scourge of drugs, which is often associated with other crimes that include human trafficking. He also urged residents to continue reporting any criminal activity in their area to the nearest police station.