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Cops make huge dagga busts

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13 dagga trees and 47 plants were found in Galeshewe.

DAGGA BUST: Thirteen dagga trees and another 47 smaller plants were confiscated during a police raid. This was just one of several drug busts in recent days in the Northern Cape. Picture: SAPS

THREE dagga plantations were discovered in Galeshewe and the John Taolo Gaetsewe district, where dagga was confiscated during crime intelligence operations that were conducted over the weekend

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Dimakatso Mooi, said 13 dagga trees and 47 plants were found at the Dunstan shanties in Galeshewe during a raid conducted by Vispol and detectives from Galeshewe on Tuesday.

She indicated that the estimated street value of the plantation was R20 000.

“One suspect was arrested and is expected to appear in the Galeshewe Magistrates’ Court soon on a charge of dealing in dagga. Police investigations are continuing.

“This was part of several operations held throughout the Province to ensure the safety and security of the community during this festive season.”

In a separate incident two suspects were arrested after two dagga plantations were discovered in two yards in the Ncweng village over the weekend.

Dried

Police spokesperson, Captain Olebogeng Tawana, said that, as a result of crime intelligence, police confiscated dried dagga with an estimated street value of more than R150 000.

He said the suspects, who were aged between 30 and 55 years, will face charges of dealing in dagga.

Tawana added that another suspect was arrested in theMaruping village after dagga was found in his house.

He said police also confiscated liquor worth R51 000 and arrested a 26-year-old woman for selling liquor without license on December 23 in the Bankhara village close to Kuruman.

He said the suspects are expected to appear in the Mothibistad and Kuruman magistrates courts soon.