Two drug dealers stashed 80 kgs of weed in a coffin and posed as funeral parlour employees on the road.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, police officers in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, were manning a roadblock when they noticed an approaching vehicle pull over and switch off its lights.

The officers approached the vehicle and the two men inside informed the police that they were employed by a funeral parlour and were transporting a corpse, police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said.

"A search was conducted and police uncovered 30 concealed packets of dagga inside the coffin. The total stash weighed in at 80kg. The suspects were immediately arrested and detained at the Pongola police station for possession of dagga," said Naicker.