Eswatini national caught with large dagga stash


A 37 year-old male Eswatini national was arrested at Nerston Border with dagga estimated to be worth more than one million Rand which he tried to smuggle into South Africa.

The SAPS provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the man is to appear at the Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court today, Wednesday March 08.

“The suspect had been driving from Eswatini to South Africa in a Mazda Sedan with Eswatini number plates.

“Upon arrival at the Nerston Border Post around 09:30 am, members of the SAPS Border Policing team, on duty at the time, conducted a vehicle search and discovered concealed dagga in the vehicle’s body, as well as inside the petrol tank.

The weight of the dagga is estimated to be about 28.2 kilograms and he
was arrested and charged with illegal possession of dagga.

As the investigation continues, the suspect could possibly face another charge of also dealing in dagga,” Mohlala said.