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66-year-old woman arrested with 160kg of processed dagga and 106 plants in her yard

Nov 19, 2017
66-year-old woman arrested with 160kg of processed dagga and 106 plants in her yard

The drug trade in Motherwell SAPS Cluster area was dealt a hard blow over the weekend. On Friday night, at 19:00, a 66-year-old female suspect was arrested for dealing in dagga in Saba Street, Kwazakele, in Port Elizabeth.

"In her house, 41 bompies dagga was found, and in an outside building, eight large bags with weight of 160 kilograms of dagga was found," described police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge.

"A further 106 dagga plants with weight of 22 kilograms were found growing in the premises yard.

"She was arrested and will be facing a charge of dealing in dagga in the New Brighton Magistrate's Court on Monday."

He said that another three suspects, aged 27, 28 and 37 year old, were also arrested for possession of dagga when they were found in possession of 27 bompies of dagga and an extra 51grams of dagga in Khama Street, Ikamvelihle.

They will be facing charges of possession of dagga at Motherwell Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Captan Beetge said that the SAPS will continue to focus on illegal drugs during this festive season as it also plays a significant role in the committing of other crimes.