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

Kimberley - A man was arrested in Kimberley for possession of dagga, Northern Cape police said on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Sergio Kock said the 35-year-old man was arrested near the Indian Centre taxi rank on Tuesday.

“Police officers spotted the suspicious looking man carrying a black gym bag. (They) stopped and searched the suspect and found six bags of compressed dagga inside the bag,” said Kock.

The dagga, which weighed 8.65kg, had a street value of approximately R50 000.

The man was expected to be appear in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court soon where he would face a charge of possession of dagga.