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Three in court for mega dagga haul

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - Three men arrested for possession of 30 bags of dagga in Ramatsiliso appeared in the Maluti Magistrate's Court on Thursday, the Eastern Cape police said.

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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

They would be back in court next Thursday for a formal bail application, said Major Ernest Sigobe.

“They were remanded in custody,” said Sigobe.

The men, aged 23, 29, and 43, were allegedly found with 30 bags of dagga weighing 1243kg near a border post on Wednesday.

It had an estimated street value of over one million rand.

The men were believed to be on their way to the Western Cape. - Sapa

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