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24-year-old man arrested with dagga worth around R60 000

Jan 17, 2018
24-year-old man arrested with dagga worth around R60 000

 A 24-year-old man is in custody after he was busted by Somerset West police on Tuesday night in possession of a large amount of dagga.

According to police spokesperspon, Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut, police acted on information about illegal activities at a residence in the Somerset West area.

"They visited the address and conducted a search that led to the discovery of dagga trees, two bags of loose dagga and dagga cultivating equipment with an estimated street value of R60 000," he said.

"The suspect, a 24 year old male was arrested and is facing a charge of dealing in drugs.

"He is expected to make a court appearance in the Somerset West Magistrate’s court once he has been charged."

The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lieutenant General KE Jula, commended members for addressing one of the province’s crime generators and encouraged them to continue with their sterling work.