A man was found in possession of 190 kilograms of dagga stored in plastic drums worth an estimated street value of R95,000-00. Picture by SAPS

Durban - Three firearms and a large quantity of dagga were recovered by police in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. 

Police officers from Ladysmith and the Public Order Police searched the Amangwe area after receiving a tip off of criminal activity. 

Two homes were raided by police. 

Brigadier Jay Naicker, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said police pounced on the residence of a 52-year-old man in Nyezane.

"He was found in possession of two firearms, a rifle with 20 rounds of ammunition as well as a pistol with 36 rounds of ammunition. He was also found in possession of 190 kilograms of dagga,"he said. 

Naicker said the dagga was stored in plastic drums and has an estimated street value of R95,000-00. 

The man was taken into police custody. He is appearing at the Bergville Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Naicker said he faces charges for being in illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and possession of dagga. 

During the same operation a 24-year-old female from Mandabeni was arrested for being in possession of a revolver. 

She is also appearing at the Bergville Magistrates Court on Wednesday for being in illegal possession of a firearm.

The KZN Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula has commended the police officers for the arrest and recovery of the firearms.

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