Durban: Police seized dagga with a street value of almost R2 million, in a timber plantation in Vryheid this week.

KZN police Vryheid Crime Intelligence said the K9 Unit and Task Team acted on information about a vehicle suspected of transporting dagga in the Vryheid area on Monday morning.

The suspect’s vehicle was spotted travelling at a high speed in the Gluckstadt area.

“A chase ensued and other role-players joined police. The suspects drove into a timber plantation in Gluckstadt where they abandoned their vehicle and fled on foot.

“The vehicle was found with 14 bales of dagga. Another 11 bales were found scattered in the plantation,” said police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele.

She said the estimated street value of the recovered dagga was R2m.

“The suspect’s vehicle was impounded for further investigation.”