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

Johannesburg - Seven large bags of dagga were found at the Madala hostel in Alexandra, Johannesburg, police said on Wednesday.

Captain Kym Cloete said police received a tip-off about dagga-dealing in the hostel and conducted a search on Tuesday.

“(The) suspects saw the police and fled, but police were able to confiscate dagga weighing approximately 75kg,” said Cloete.

It had an estimated street value of R770 000.