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Security guard, NHW bust dagga runner

Some 200kg dagga was confiscated by police, and two men arrested after a high-speed chase through Brackenfell on Sunday night.

An Amarok bakkie transporting 194 bundles of dagga, sped down Protea Road without its lights on at about 22:30 when a security officer of Capital security spotted it.

Suspecting something was amiss the officer along with local neighbourhood watch patrollers, pursued the driver while alerting police for assistance.

The chase ensued down Protea Road and in the direction of Bellville South.

“The officer managed to stop the vehicle by forcing the driver off the road at an intersection at the corner of Peter Barlow and Voortrekker roads in Bellville,” says Ruben Myburgh, head of Capital Security.

Police arrived minutes later to find the dagga weighing 200kg on the back of the vehicle. The driver was arrested.

It later transpired that the dagga was off-loaded from a truck in Eskom Road, Brackenfell. “Police returned to this location where the truck driver was then arrested,” says Myburgh.

A reliable source informed TygerBurger, that it was members of the neighbourhood watch that kept track of the truck after the drop-off.

“The challenges in our line of every day tasks performing crime prevention duties and strategies with our partners and stakeholders, will always remain at a level of high alert,” says Myburgh.

Bellville police spokesperson Capt Jonathan Blankenberg confirmed the arrest.

The two men both in their forties were detained at Bellville police station and appeared in Bellville magistrate’s court on Tuesday 8 October.

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