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Two in court for dealing dagga

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - Two men who were arrested for dealing dagga will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said the two, aged 23 and 30, were arrested at the corner of Banket and Plein Streets in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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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

He said police were patrolling the area when they saw a “suspicious” man and searched him.

“Police recovered a plastic (bag) with dagga and he took the police (to) where he bought it,” Mbele said.

“Police found a dustbin with four plastic (bags) full of dagga weighing 17 kilograms.”

The drugs had an estimated street value of R35,000. - Sapa

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