Cape Town – Five suspects were arrested en route to Cape Town after police got a tip-off about 115 bags of dagga (cannabis) being transported from the Eastern Cape.

South African Police Service (SAPS) said that five people aged between 27 and 41 years old were arrested for dealing in dagga.

The suspects were arrested along the R56 between Dordrecht and Molteno on Sunday afternoon after they were found transporting 115 bags of dagga.

The bags of cannabis were in refuse bags that were placed in a trailer. The trailer was attached to a taxi cab.

SAPS said that the arrest came after police received information of dagga being transported from Lusikisiki to Cape Town.