Police in the Western Cape arrested two suspects and confiscated drugs worth R1.4 million, following a high-speed vehicle chase at Laingsburg on Monday, 23 August 2021.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Christopher Spies said members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Rural Flying Squad were conducting patrols along the N1 highway when they spotted a Toyota Quantum with tinted windows.
When members approached the vehicle it sped off and a high-speed chase ensued.
Reinforcements were called in from the Laingsburg Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) and members of the Western Cape Provincial Traffic officials and managed stop the vehicle.
The occupants of the minibus disembarked and fled the scene on foot, but the driver’s freedom was short-lived when he was chased down and arrested.
60 bags of cannabis weighing 738.1kgs were found when the vehicle was searched.
The police also managed to arrest the second suspect who had fled the scene on foot.
Both suspects aged 30 remain in custody.
“They are expected to appear in the Laingsburg Magistrates’ court on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 on a charge of dealing in drugs”
“Preliminary investigations reveal that the minibus, a rented vehicle, was traveling to Cape Town. The drugs were destined for distribution in the Cape Metropole,” Sergeant Spies said.