A TRUCK driver was bust after being found with dagga worth about R9 million.
The incident happened at the Ficksburg border on Thursday morning.
According to Captain Phumelelo Dhlamini of the Ficksburg cops, the driver claimed he was an unemployed man from Lesotho.
“He said he had been offered the job to deliver the goods and would be paid after making the delivery.
“The man said he didn’t ask the person who gave him the job what was in the bags,” said Dhlamini.
“He alleged that he had only been given directions to the area where the goods were supposed to be delivered.”
Dhlamini told Daily Sun about 607 bags of dagga were recovered by cops.
“The man told cops he was coming from Maputsoe in Lesotho.
“He said he had been approached by a man who asked him to deliver the goods to Bloemfontein.
“The man said he didn’t ask any questions, and was only looking forward to the money he would be paid after making the delivery,” Dhlamini told the People’s Paper.
“He also told cops it was the first time he had seen the dagga.”
Dhlamini said the man was arrested and charged with dealing in dagga.
“He is expected to appear in the Ficksburg Magistrates Court soon.”