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Port Elizabeth police make huge R350 000 dagga bust in Central, cash and stolen property also recovered

Feb 16, 2017
Port Elizabeth police make huge R350 000 dagga bust in Central, cash and stolen property also recovered

A 35-year-old man is in police custody following his arrest by Port Elizabeth Flying Squad members on charges of possession of suspected stolen property, dealing in dagga as well as possession of dagga.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg, on Wednesday night, at 21:45, members followed up on information received of a shipment of dagga that is being sold in Central, Port Elizabeth.

"The suspect’s residence in Annerley Terrace was searched and three laptops, four cellphones, a substantial amount of cash and seven bales of compressed hydrophonic dagga with a weight of 7.403kg was seized.

"The value of the dagga is R350 000."

The suspect was arrested and detained and will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Friday.