Tanzanian old man arrested for smuggling dagga worth R2 Million

A Tanzanian man , Kuma Risase Iddi (50), was arrested at the Groblersburg Port of Entry for attempting to smuggle dagga worth over R2 million. He appeared before the Witpoort Magistrate’s Court on Thursday following his arrest.

Iddi was intercepted by diligent police officers stationed at the border while allegedly attempting to transport a significant quantity of dagga across the border on Tuesday evening.

Tanzanian man arrested with dagga

Dagga worth millions discovered

During a thorough search of a white Iveco panel van traveling from Cape Town to Botswana, 30 bags of dagga weighing 629.49 kg were discovered concealed inside the vehicle. The estimated street value of the seized contraband exceeds R2 million.

As part of the investigation, the vehicle, valued at over R300,000, was confiscated. The suspect is currently detained at Tomburke police station.

Vehicle uses by Tanzanian drug trafficker

Iveco van confiscated

Limpopo police commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Gadebe emphasized the police’s commitment to combating illegal activities and ensuring the safety and security of the country’s borders. She stated,

“We remain vigilant in our efforts to disrupt criminal networks involved in drug trafficking and other illicit activities.”

Iddi is scheduled to apply for formal bail next Wednesday.


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