Foreign national arrested for smuggling dagga worth R47 000

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Foreign national arrested for smuggling dagga worth R47 000

A foreign national was arrested for allegedly smuggling dagga from the Kingdom of
Eswatini into South Africa on Wednesday, 07 June.

Bonginkosi Makamo (24), a man from the kingdom of Eswatini was arrested by
members of Border Policing in Oshoek.

When Makamo arrived at the hiking location, police saw that he was carrying unsettling
luggage. When the police cornered him, they checked his backpack and discovered two
substantial rolls of dagga. At that point, Makamo was taken into custody and accused of
having roughly 11,20 kilograms of dagga, with a street value of about R47040.

Makamo appeared in the Albert Luthuli Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 08 June 2023
where he was remanded in custody for further investigation and his case was
postponed to Tuesday, 13 June.