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Cape Town - Police arrested a 22-year-old man from Browns Farm, Nyanga, after discovering dagga worth millions of rand at a house in Sakhwatsha Street.
He has been charged with possession and dealing and was scheduled to appear in Philippi Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Police were acting on a tip-off from Browns Farm residents when they raided the premises. “As the members observed the address, they noticed suspicious activities,” said police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk.
“When they entered they found a room full of plastic drums and bags. They inspected the 17 drums and 23 bags, and found they were crammed with dagga. They found another 105 parcels of dagga and arrested a 22- year-old male suspect.”
Police did not disclose the estimated street value of the dagga, but said the figure was in the millions. A haul of dagga was also found at two houses in Driftsands and Delft.
The bust comes follows crime prevention operations in the Nyanga cluster in which police confiscated a variety of drugs, illegal alcohol and firearms. Areas involved include Athlone, Gugulethu, Lansdowne, Manenberg, Nyanga, Philippi and Philippi East.
During the operation, 14 suspects were arrested for rape, including seven offences involving young children, said Van Wyk.