Humansdorp Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit arrest four
Police arrested four men and seized 17 bags of dagga with a total weight of 500 kilograms valued around R 500 000 early on Saturday morning when they stopped a vehicle between Storms River and Plettenberg Bay.
Earlier the Humansdorp Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit had received information of possible rhino poachers travelling in a white Nissan bakkie and a white Volkswagen Polo, and they followed up on the information.
The Volkswagen Polo was spotted and stopped on N2 near Storms River whilst the Nissan bakkie was spotted and stopped near a fuel station in Plettenberg Bay.
17 bags of dagga were seized and four men all aged in their 30’s were arrested and due to appear in court dealing in dagga. The two vehicles were impounded for further investigation.
Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok said the information leading to the arrests came from residents and the members of the Humansdorp Stock Theft and Endangered Species Unit “are to be commended for their efforts and commitment, as the information required them to spend long hours on the road”.