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Cops confiscate dagga in early morning raids

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Dagga valued at over R2,2 million was confiscated from different locations in Augrabies and Kakamas during the early hours of Friday morning (June 4).

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DAGGA valued at over R2,2 million was confiscated from different locations in Augrabies and Kakamas during the early hours of Friday morning (June 4).

Northern Cape police spokespersonn Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said a team comprising of the of ZF Mgcawu district office, Upington K9, Upington Crime Intelligence and Kakamas detectives raided four houses in the Marchand informal settlement in Augrabies and one premises in the Hash Valley informal settlement in Kakamas in a drug operation targeting drug dealers.

“The first location was swooped on at 1.30am in the Marchand informal settlement where 281 kilograms of dagga worth an estimated street value of R2 million was seized. A 39 year old man was arrested.

“The second location was raided at 2am and two males were arrested after 6,10 kilograms of dagga valued at R42 700 was confiscated.

“The third house was searched at 2.30am where one man was arrested and 8,7 kilograms of dagga valued at R61 250 was seized. Another man was arrested at the fourth house where dagga with an estimated street value of R169 400, weighing 24,20 kilograms of dagga was seized.”

She added that a 28-year-old man was arrested on charges of dealing in drugs after he was found in possession of mandrax tablets and Tik with an estimated street value of R6 975 in Hash Valley informal settlement in Kakamas.

“The five suspects are expected to appear in the Kakamas magistrates court soon on charges of dealing and possession of drugs.”