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49-year-old man arrested with dagga worth over R200 000 after cops receive tip-off

BY PULENG MKOBUWA - JUNE 14, 2017
49-year-old man arrested with dagga worth over R200 000 after cops receive tip-off

A 49-year-old man is expected in court on Wednesday after he was busted by Alicedale police on Tuesday afternoon in possession of dagga with an estimated street value of over R200 000.

According to Alicedale police station commander, Captain Simphiwe Magula, his team made the arrest after following up on a tip-off from the public.

Officers then proceeded to the said address along Slessor Street, Alicedale, and found the suspect standing in front of his gate.

"The gate was locked and we introduced ourselves to the suspect and requested him to open the gate," described Captain Magula

"The suspect responded and went into the house and fetched keys and opened the gate. As we got into the yard, the acrid smell of dagga greeted us."

Whilst they were searching the property, they discovered a heap of dagga that was being burnt.

"We also seized dagga that was packed in bags and some of it was loose. The estimated worth amount of the dagga is over R200 000."

The man is expected to appear in the Alicedale Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.