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Dagga trees seized in PE

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Port Elizabeth -

Anyone hoping to smoke an illegal marijuana joint in Port Elizabeth this Christmas may struggle to find supplies after police operations this weekend.

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Johannesburg 201209 Dagga leaf in the hostle water. Members of the local volunteers together with the SAPS conducted a raid at the Dube Hostle, Soweto and a field behind the hostle where dagga was growing was found during the raid. No arrests was made because the suspects had fled before the poicemen arrived. picture : neil baynes

Three dagga trees and two “bompies” (bags) of the drug were confiscated in the area, said Motherwell police spokesman, Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu.

He said one man was arrested for possession of dagga and another two for possession of Mandrax.

Forty-five people were arrested for being drunk and disorderly in public and 10 were arrested for drunken driving.

Other weekend arrests were for various kinds of theft, assault, domestic violence, rape and for pointing a firearm.

Thirteen knives were confiscated. - Sapa

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