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Two held for dagga

Crime & Courts

A man and a woman were arrested for dealing in dagga in the Ezitendeni area near Mpumalanga township, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

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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

Colonel Jay Naicker said police acted on a tip-off when they identified a house on Tuesday that was being used for dealing drugs.

A 32-year-old man was arrested and police seized 208 grams of dagga.

Further police investigation led to the arrest of a 54-year-old woman. Police confiscated 10 bags of dagga and 736 dagga cigarettes from her.

The dagga had an estimated street value of R230.

The two were charged for dealing in dagga and would appear in the Mpumalanga Magistrate's Court on Wednesday afternoon. – Sapa

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