Dagga worth hundreds of thousands of rands has been found in two separate incidents in George and the Tsitsikamma over the past four days.
On Thursday, police seized marijuana worth around R700,000 after a wild chase through the streets of Conville in George.
The incident was Thursday afternoon, says Capt. Malcolm Pojie, a police spokesman.
Members of the Hawks crime investigation unit and Conville police were involved in the operation, according to a statement.
Pojie said police officers were deployed strategically after two Thembalethu men followed back roads to enter the Western Cape. Information was received and followed up that a suspicious Toyota Avanza and a Ford pickup truck from the Eastern Cape to George were on their way.
Police officers noticed the vehicles as it entered Lavalia in George and tried to stop both.
However, the vehicles sped off in the direction of Conville. The Avanza driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with the fence of a home in Conville.
Both vehicles were stopped and searched. Bags of marijuana worth almost R700,000 were found in the Avanza.
Two men aged 42 and 36, respectively, were arrested and would appear in Thembalethu Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of trafficking in marijuana. Police seized both vehicles. According to Pojie, the vehicles are relatively new.
Maj. Garden Route Police Chief Oswald Reddy praised police officers for their actions and warned similar actions would be taking place at main entrance and exit routes to stop drug trafficking.